A ceremony opening a school named after General Vang Pao, September 8, 2012 at 10:00AM in Fresno, CA.

209
suabhmong-news-00262

by Richard Wanglue Vang

Milwaukee, WI — A ceremony to the opening of an elementary school named after General Vang Pao will be held on September 8, 2012 at 10:00AM in Fresno, California.

The Fresno Unified School Board unanimously approved naming a new southeast elementary school in honor of the late Hmong leader, General Vang Pao early in February 2012.

The general’s name was one of the top ten candidates out of 116 submissions. Members of the Hmong community gathered 10 thousand signatures in support of naming a school in his honor. A man they referred to as their father, and a leader comparable to George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, or Martin Luther King. {sidebar id=1}

The elementary school named after General Vang Pao built on an 8-acre plot of land near Tenth and Heaten Streets.

Many Hmong from the Fresno city area as well as from other cities and states will be joining the opening ceremony.

Questions on this article, contact us at shibc@live.com.

©2012 Suab Hmong Broadcasting.  Allrights reserved.