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On May 15, 1997, the Lao Veterans of America monument was dedicated in Arlington National Cemetery to honor the Laotian and Hmong veterans of the "U.S. Secret Army," and their American advisors who served in defense of the Kingdom of Laos, and Southeast Asia, during the Vietnam War.
The monument is located in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery, on Grant Avenue, near the eternal flame memorial to President John F. Kennedy.
The inscription on the Lao Veterans of America monument reads:
the U.S. Secret Army
in the Kingdom of Laos
1961 - 1973
In memory of the Hmong and Lao combat
veterans and their American advisors
who served freedom's causes in
Southeast Asia. Their patriotic valor
and loyalty in the defense of liberty and
democracy will never be forgotten.
( In the Hmong Romanized Script --(YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN)
(And in the Laotian Script-- (YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN)
LAOS VETERANS OF AMERICA
May 15, 1997
Laos, Hmong Veterans of Vietnam War Honored At National Ceremonies
National memorial ceremonies and policy events are being held in Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Congress, to recognize Laotian and Hmong veterans of the U.S. "Secret Army” who served in Laos during the Vietnam War.
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