WAUSAU - Some veterans worry the community will forget war memories as time goes on.
The Montgomery, Plant, Dudley American Legion Post 10 in Wausau wants to remember one group of U.S. allies in the Vietnam War.
That's the Hmong community in Wausau.
"They hunted the Hmong like animals," said Xeng Xiong, a Hmong veteran living in Wausau.
That's how he described living in Laos once his country fell to communism in 1975.
"So they tried everything to kill Hmong men, Hmong soldiers," Xiong said.
Xiong is one of the many Hmong who escaped to the US after the Vietnam War. As a Hmong, he was targeted by the communist government for his involvement with the US.
"They hated the Hmong people because they labeled Hmong men as the number one enemy who supported United States," Xiong said.