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Children and Bombs: Horrific Story from Laos

Posted: Feb 24, 2021

Dear Friends, Tragically, earlier this month five children discovered that even 45 years after the war, these lethal bombs can still be found almost anywhere. On February 4th, 2021, in Vientiane Province, five children were walking home from school laughing and playing along the way. One spotted something that resembled a set of toy balls […]

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Newsletter: Happy Mien New Year!

Posted: Feb 5, 2021

From the desk and camera of Sirena Yang, Singer, Actress, and Model. When I was a child, I was sometimes embarrassed to be Asian. Of all ethnicities on Earth that I could be, I’m Iu Mien, an ethnic group so small in America that rarely anyone I’ve ever encountered in my life is aware of, […]

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Legacies of War Special Report: Lighting New Legacies

Posted: Jan 7, 2021

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Special message to the Office of President-Elect and Vice President-Elect of the U.S.

Posted: Dec 17, 2020

Washington D.C. — On behalf of our staff, board, and community, Legacies of War congratulates Joseph R. Biden and Kamala Harris for their election as President-Elect and Vice President-Elect of the United States.  We would like to also recognize the historic election of Kamala Harris, the daughter of an Indian mother and Jamaican father, as […]

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Legacies of War Job Announcement: Chief of Mission Advancement

Posted: Dec 17, 2020

Legacies of War is excited to announce that we are expanding and looking for the very first Chief of Mission Advancement to join our dynamic team! Legacies of War is the only international organization based in Washington, D.C. solely focused on advocating for the removal of unexploded bombs in Laos left over from the Vietnam […]

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Reflecting on the global cluster bomb ban, ten years on

Posted: Nov 30, 2020

With the closing of the (virtual) Second Review Conference of the Convention on Cluster Munitions in Lausanne, Switzerland, this month marks an important milestone in global efforts to ban the weapon. Ten years ago, all eyes were on Laos as 1,200 representatives from across the globe gathered in Vientiane for the first international meeting to […]

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A Veteran’s View from the Sky

Posted: Nov 6, 2020

From the desk and camera of Mike Burton:   Upper Left: This was taken at the Officers Club at Nakhon Phanom in 1967 or 68. The men lined up are all pilots assigned to the 56th Air Commando Wing and are being given medals for air action on the Ho Chi Minh Trail, either air […]

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Vientiane Times: American Returns to the Country of Her Birth to Offer Help

Posted: Feb 14, 2020

February 11, 2020 Vientiane Times article by Patitinh Phetmeuangphuan    

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