Wednesday, January 26, 2011
A photograph of General Vang Pao in his youth sits amid candles, incense and flowers on the alter during the vigil at the Hmong Palace Church of Sacramento.
The tentative schedule for Hmong General Vang Pao's six-day funeral in Fresno from Feb. 4 through 9 has been released online. Services are free and most events are open to the public. Here's the link : http://www.gvpmemorial.com/service.php
On Feb. 4, Vang Pao's body will be brought to the Fresno Convention Center by color guard with more than 300 Hmong Special Guerilla Unit veterans from across California who served under Vang Pao during the Vietnam War.
In advance of the funeral, the city of Fresno and community and veterans organizations will hold remembrances starting Tuesday through Feb. 3 from 5-10 p.m. at the Hmong Veterans' Statue, Fresno County Courthouse Park, said community organizer Paula Yang.
"We will have candles, photos and flowers in his memory, and we will let the world know of his legacy," Yang said.