June 4, 2014 (Lemon Grove) - On Thursday June 5th the Lemon Grove Historical Society will present “An immigrant’s Journey” as part of its “History Alive” series at 7:00 in the H. Lee House Cultural Center at 3205 Olive Street in Lemon Grove.
This event will feature Sonam "Sam" Vorachack who will relate his tumultuous escape from Laos in 1975 after Communist-led forces engulfed Cambodia and Laos in a killing spree that left millions dead and as many on the run.
Vorachack's journey through teeming refugee camps ultimately led him to San Diego, where he labored to become an English-speaking American.
Armed with a degree from SDSU, he joined the San Diego Police Department as a cultural liaison and teacher. He recently retired after 30 years, but continues to lead Laotian cultural events -- and enjoy his daily constitutional walk around Chollas Lake
Refreshments will follow the presentation. "History Alive" is free and suitable for ages 14 and over.