SUAB HMONG NEWS (10/19/2017) – Mark Dayton, Governor of Minnesota, signed a proclamation to declare May 14 for Minnesota Hmong Memorial Day and presented to the Hmong Special Guerrilla Units (SGU) group in the Capitol of Minnesota on October 18, 2017.
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“Thank you very much for all of you for the tremendous sacrifices you made and for coming to Minnesota and continue your life here and very honor to have your present here” said Mark Dayton, Governor of Minnesota.
Senator (MN) Foung Hawj said Hmong Veterans met with him to inquire for a memorial day to remember the sacrifices. “The Hmong Veterans talked to me that they would like to have a day to remember their sacrifices and we came up with May 14 because that day was the day we left Laos” said Sen. Foung Hawj.
The proclamation is dedicated only to Minnesota Hmong Memorial Day.
There are two groups of Hmong Veterans; Special Guerrilla Units (SGU) and Lao Veterans of American.