I was away from my computer all day so wasn't able to share this letter from Virginia's new Governor celebrating Korean American Day:
COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
Office of the Governor
Terence R. McAuliffe
January 13, 2014
Dorothy and I are pleased to join all Korean Americans throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia in celebrating Korean American Day. On January 13, 1903, a group of 102 courageous immigrants from Korea arrived on the shores of Hawaii to begin a new life for themselves and their families.
One hundred and eleven years later, over a million Korean Americans have made America their home, following in the footsteps of those early pioneer immigrants.
During the past century, Korean Americans have contributed in significant ways to our nation, including in business, education, the arts, and in our Armed Forces.
According to the US Census, Virginia ranks 4th in the nation in order of the largest populations of Korean Americans, with nearly 100,000 living across the Commonwealth.
Over the past two decades, I have enjoyed the warm friendships and partnerships with Korean Americans, and as your Governor, I look forward to working with you to ensure that Korean Americans continue to be successful in Virginia.
Congratulations on all of your contributions to our Commonwealth, and I hope you will enjoy Korean American Day of 2014.