Woman of the Year Honoree Hannah Kim with Senator Ling Ling Chang.
SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) honored Hannah Yejin Kim as the 29th Senate District’s Woman of the Year during a Senate session in Sacramento. The recipient of the award is a Diamond Bar native with a passion for service and honoring veterans.
“As a member of the California Millennial Caucus, I am proud to recognize Hannah and her outstanding achievements in honoring Korean War veterans who have bravely served our country,” said Senator Chang. “Hannah is the future of our country and as a millennial, she is paving a path and making sure we remember the veterans of the Forgotten War.”
Hannah founded Remember727, an organization dedicated to Korean War veterans, and spearheaded the historic passage of federal legislation that created a memorial day for Korean War veterans. She recently completed a journey to all 50 U.S. states and territories to thank and interview more than 1000 Korean War veterans.
“I’m deeply humbled and honored to be recognized by Senator Chang as the Woman of the Year,” said Hannah Kim. “My life is a testament of faith, gratitude, and grit. I hope I can remind everyone that one’s gender, age, race, and background doesn’t determine or define who they are or what they can do.”
The Woman of the Year Award is an annual Capitol tradition to salute California’s extraordinary women who have done outstanding community service.