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While Memorial Day in the US usually brings up thoughts of summer and barbecue, dead Asian American and Pacific Islander veterans usually don’t come to mind. This StoryCorp animation of a father’s remembrance of his dead son reminded me of what the holiday is supposed to commemorate. Allen Hoe, a Vietnam War veteran himself, tells the story of his trip to Washington to honor his son’s memory and the surprise encounter he made while there.

StoryCorps is a great way of preserving the stories of friends and family.  I have used it to record my father’s stories, many of them about being in the US Navy, and plan to do so soon for my mother.

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