Assembly Proclaims January 13th Korean-American Day

Friday, January 15, 2016

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) joined the rest of the California State Assembly in passing Assembly Concurrent Resolution 110, which proclaims January 13th as Korean-American Day. It was on January 13, 1903 that the history of Korean immigration to America began when 102 courageous Korean men, women, and children landed in Hawaii after venturing across the vast Pacific Ocean aboard the S.S. Gaelic. Since that first group arrived Korean Americans have become an integral part of American society, making important contributions as Californians in the fields of finance, technology, law, medicine, education, sports, media, the arts, the military, and many more. In his remarks on the Assembly floor Assemblymember Cooley said, “Today we celebrate their entry and deep involvement in American life.”  Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.