3HMONGTV NEWS (05/18/2018) – At a fundraiser in St. Paul, Hmong veterans gathered to celebrate the passage of the Hmong Veteran’s Service Recognition Act. A bill that extends burial benefits to Hmong and Lao soldiers who fought in the CIA-led Secret War in Laos to be buried in national cemetery. Hmong SGU Veterans & Families Development of USA’s President ChueChong Tchang says it took ten years for Washington to pass the Hmong Veterans’ Service Recognition Act. In 2000, The United States passed the Hmong Veteran Naturalization Act which also took ten years. Many veterans have passed since that bill was signed into law. Today there are less then 6,000 Hmong veterans alive.