Hmong Veterans Resolution

Monday, August 23, 2010

Because you should know.

The resolution, authored by Assemblymember Dave Jones (D-Sacramento), urges the United States Congress to pass – and the President to sign – House Resolution Number 5879, introduced by Congressman Jim Costa (D-Fresno) in July. HR 5879 extends national cemetery burial benefits to Hmong veterans who fought with the United States in Laos during the Vietnam War. Sacramento is home to the second largest Hmong population in California. “The Hmong fought side-by-side with American soldiers during the Vietnam War, sacrificing their lives for the United States and the values we hold dear,” said Assemblymember Jones. “It is only right that we honor these brave soldiers in the same way we pay tribute to all our veterans, so I am proud to urge the passage of Congressman Costa’s HR 5879 with this resolution. “The overwhelming support and passage of HR 33 sends a clear and strong message to Congress and the President that we need to recognize these veterans’ contributions and memorialize all those who answered the call of duty and fought for our country,” he added.
Read it in full here.