I am deeply honored and filled with pride to be recognized as one of the distinguished Top 10 Heroes of Korean Immigration History in commemoration of the 120th anniversary of Korean immigration to the United States.
This recognition holds great significance, not just for me personally, but as a tribute to the extraordinary journey of all Korean immigrants. It’s a journey defined by courage, resilience, and the pursuit of dreams.
In 1903, 102 brave Koreans boarded a ship headed to Hawaii to begin a new life in America. Today, there are over 1.8 million Korean immigrants in the U.S.
I extend my heartfelt congratulations to each of the other Heroes for their outstanding contributions to American society, through public office, serving our courts, our law enforcement, businesses, and more.
I am proud to introduce the other remarkable immigrant heroes who will be honored:
· Michelle Park Steele, Congresswoman
· Young Kim, Congresswoman
· John Lee, LA City Councilman, District 12
· Lucy Goh, Judge in the 9th Federal Court of Appeals
· Dominique Choi, LAPD Chief Deputy Director
· Ko Seok-hwa, Honorary Chairman of the Bank of Hope
· Park Hyung-man, Chairman of the Manhee Koju Foundation
· Nam Jin-woo, Pacific yacht crossing expedition leader
· Kim Myung-jun, Mountaineer
These individuals have faced challenges and hardships that they have overcome to achieve success in their lives. They serve as shining examples and role models for future generations of Koreans, inspiring us all to pursue our dreams and make a positive impact in the world.
We will be participating in the 50th L.A. Korean Parade on October 14th, as part of the 50th Los Angeles Korean Festival to celebrate the 120 year anniversary of Korean Immigration to the U.S. and to educate the younger Korean generations about their history.
The stories of these heroes, including my own, underscore the power of determination, hard work, and the belief in our capacity to make a difference in the world for future generations.
We have all learned to Rejoice in the Lessons of Pain and Hurt. It has given each of us Strength and Freedom!
Remember no matter the obstacles or challenges that you might face in your life, always know that you have the power in you. What you do in your life is your personal choice!
He Can Do, She Can Do, Why Not Me!
Let’s carry this spirit in our lives and Break Through to Awesome!
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