July 19, 2014 will forever be a date that will be etched in the fabric of our society for generations. With national pride for the countries of Laos and United States, distinguished Lao American Veterans stood tall as they were recognized and honored for their courage and loyalty serving in the “Secret Wars” during the Vietnam War era. The soldiers and their families were filled with emotions – appreciating the respect, dignity and honor that acknowledged their loyalty and service to the US. In times of war, only true friends come into battle fields and risk their lives. With this memorial, the spirit of courage, loyalty and friendship is forever cemented and celebrated.