Vivian Hua (Vietnam - Canada): This is a photo of my immigrant father celebrating our dog's 8th birthday. He came to Canada as a refugee from the Vietnam War roughly three decades ago. Despite stereotypes and fears that he would be a lazy communist here to abuse the Canadian welfare state, he is the hardest working person I know and has the strongest commitment to democracy and freedom I have ever seen. His work-ethic and perseverance isn't just for our family, but also to return the generosity that was demonstrated to him when he first came here.