Time of Remembrance – Secret War Oral Histories Project
Several years ago, the Elk Grove Unified School District recognized the need to document and commemorate a hidden history in our community: the Secret War in Laos. The District therefore added a new chapter to the Time of Remembrance Oral Histories Project to include first-hand accounts from the Vietnam War.
With a growing population of Laotian refugees settling in the Sacramento region, we believe it is essential to provide teachers and students with primary sources from the Vietnam War, during which one of the largest CIA operations took place in Laos. Hundreds of thousands of Laotian civilians were killed while fighting or in retaliation for their support of American troops.
It is the hope of the Elk Grove Unified School District that this growing collection of Time of Remembrance interviews will help bring history alive for students and deepen their understanding of the impact of war on individuals, targeted groups, and entire communities.
To learn more about the Time Remembrance Project, please visit: http://blogs.egusd.net/tor/