Watch on the clip starting at 1:41 for Garth’s Brook’s Tribute to Billy Joel and his song honoring Vietnam Veterans called- Goodnight Saigon. Very powerful performance and surprise. Check it out and share.
I have seen the rain- Vietnam vet sings with his daughter
Presentation done at the Hmong, Laos, and American Veteran Memorial
Watch video and see more pictures that follow.
I am a woman of proud mixed heritage. I have a Cambodian mother who was from Vietnam and I too was born in Vietnam. I also have an American Vietnam Veteran father and I’m a proud daughter of a Vietnam Vet.
Hmong, Laos, & American Veteran Memorial
See video of actual Hmong dance
*The next generation of Hmong soldiers were also present at the ceremony
Thank you to Steven Skofield and many Vietnam Veterans like him who have not forgotten the Hmong people and their veterans. Who have made it their mission to bridge the gap in bringing awareness and understanding to others about the Hmong as well.
*TSIO also recognizes the sacrifices and loss from all “sides” of the former war. It is our hope that some healing and closure be found for everyone. The least anyone did at the time- was their duty.
Our Related Posts:
- Powerful and moving Tributes to the Hmong and Laos T-28 Pilots that died during the war in Vietnam and to the surviving pilots still with us
Yet to come:
- Congressional Recognition by TSIO and WI Congressman
- Hmong T-28 Pilot shares his story to bridge the gap with non-Hmong Vietnam Veterans
- Hmong Prisoner of War shares some of his story