Student Awarded for Presentation on Urgent Need for Bomb Removal in Laos

With approximately 80,000 million pieces of ordnance remaining in the ground in Laos, some may think that the task of bomb clearance is too big for everyday citizens to make a sizable difference. Jacob Putnam disagrees. A  sophomore at Goshen College in Indiana, Putnam believes that the seemingly small contributions of individuals can add up to big […]

Exciting Opportunity – Tour Videographer

Legacies of War ( was founded in 2004 to raise awareness about the history of the Vietnam War-era bombings of Laos, to advocate for the clearance of unexploded bombs, and to bring communities together to heal the wounds of war. The organization uses art, culture, education, and dialogue to create transformation out of the wreckage […]

Coming to America: New Videos from our Speakers!

As all of us at Legacies in DC and volunteers across the country are busy getting ready for the Voices from Laos Speakers Tour while halfway around the world  our speakers,  Manixia and Thoummy are getting ready to board flights and head to the United States for the first time. Check out the videos below where […]

Laos: Census of 20,000 Survivors of Bomb Accidents Shows Urgent Need for Assistance

The Laotian Association of People with Disabilities has released the results of a census of survivors of bomb accidents to alarming results. Leftover bombs from a secret war there four decades ago continue to claim lives and limbs. In the article excerpted below,  the author refer to “mines”. This is a translation error. Really the […]

Media Advisory: Voices from Laos Speakers Tour

With just one month to go before the launch of the “Voices from Laos: Clearing Bombs, Protecting Lives” speakers tour, Legacies of War announces a call for interviews and media inquiries. Please follow this link for Media Advisory details.

Legacies of War Announces Tour Events

The Voices from Laos: Clearing Bombs, Protecting Lives  national speakers tour will officially ’kick-off’ in conjunction with the United Nations International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action on Thursday, April 4th and culminate in Washington, DC on April 30th, the anniversary of the end of the Vietnam war. Panel discussions and Community Dinners will take place […]

Hello from Laos – Greetings from Our Speakers

Thoummy Silamphan and Manixia Thor are busily preparing for their upcoming trip to the United States but have taken a few moments out of their days to send a greeting. Thoummy and Manixia will spend a month traveling across the country raising awareness about the deadly legacy of unexploded ordnance in Laos. [youtube width=”560″ height=”315″][/youtube] […]