As the daughter of proud Vietnamese immigrants, I was born in Indonesia , the floating emerald islands. Freedom is an honor and privilege that some people take for granted. For my parents Dang and Rose Truong and their families, the pursuit of freedom and happiness is their American dream. However, their respective journeys to freedom and establishing roots in a new country were not easy. My family and I are very happy living out our American dream in Marietta. My parents have fulfilled their American dream of having the freedom to choose their occupations and provide financial security for our family to enjoy life fully and happily.