Senator Murkowski Working to Create “National Lao-Hmong Recognition Day”

Senator Continues Strong Support for Hmong-American Community

Senator Lisa Murkowski recently co-sponsored the bipartisan National Lao-Hmong Recognition Day Resolution with Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), as part of her ongoing effort to call attention to and honor the Hmong Veterans who supported the U.S. cause during the Vietnam War – as well as the contributions they and their families provide to our communities today.

“The Hmong Veterans selflessly risked their lives in service to America during the Vietnam War and deserve this honor and recognition,” said Murkowski. “This resolution is just a small token of our appreciation for the Hmong community nationwide. Over 3,500 Hmong-Americans are proud to live in Alaska, strengthening our neighborhoods through their diversity and values, and I am honored to represent them in the United States Senate."

Last May, Senator Murkowski introduced the Hmong Veterans’ Service Recognition Act, to give Hmong veterans that fought on America’s side in a “stealth war” during the Vietnam War the simple and important honor of being allowed to be buried in national cemeteries in recognition of their service to America.