America is home to millions of immigrants and refugees who share our blessings of liberty. They came to enjoy the same rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness that should be the birth right of all mankind.
Today, in honor of July 4th, I wanted to share a special story with you. This is my friend, Michael. He’s got an interesting tale to tell.
At the turn of the century, Michael’s great grandfather, stowed away on a merchant vessel to the US. He arrived in California and later met Chiang Kai-Sheck, the leader of the Chinese Nationalist Party. His Great Grandfather then joined the cause, fought and died in China in battle against the communist regime. However, this was not how Michael came to be born in the US.
It wasn’t until 1920, that his Grandfather, Keng Lem, came to the US on a merchant ship. Keng enlisted to fight with the US in WWII in the Asian Theater. Listen as Michael shares his grandfather’s journey and what the American Dream means to him.