New Statue of General Vang Pao unveiled in Chico, California on 09/12/2015

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SUAB HMONG NEWS (10/01/2015) — Butte County Hmong Association and Lao Veterans of Butte County Chapter in California held an open ceremony to unveil the new replacement statue of General Vang Pao at Chico, California on September 12, 2015.

CLICK HERE to watch Suab Hmong News covered the open ceremony for the new statue of General Vang Pao at Chico, CA. Correspondent by Kangyee Vang.

CLICK HERE to watch the full speeches of all the invited guests and special programs at the open ceremony to unveil the new statue of General Vang Pao.

“The original statue of General Vang Pao completed on December 8, 2012. After three years, on October 3rd, 2014, someone vandalized the original one… the new statue of General Vang Pao is 5’6” high and made of bronze. The new statue costs $50,000.00 not included other costs” said Ray Thao, one of the original creation of the statue of General Vang Pao in Chico, CA.

Watch Suab Hmong News to get the full insight of the open ceremony to unveil the new statue of General Vang Pao on September 12, 2015.