“I’m a blend of American, Hmong and Wisconsinite.”
“I want Adam to grow up feeling a part of American society. I want him to grow up knowing he’s fully American. But, in the back of his mind, he also knows that he is Hmong. I want him to know our values. I want him to know his parents and his grandparents traditions. American and Hmong together.”
-Thong and Adam, 1st and 2nd Generation, Wausau, WI
Thong and Adam are a great pair. Adam, Thong’s young son, was a little shy and wore a beautiful big necklace of Hmong design. Thong is a community leader in Wausau, and a central passion of his is to bring Hmong community members together and aid in keeping their traditions vibrant. It’s important work. We’re thankful he’s doing it.