Our Work at a Glance
We raise awareness about the history of the American Secret War bombing of Laos, provide space for healing the wounds of war, and create greater hope for a future of peace. Legacies of War has shifted the dialogue on solving the UXO problem from “impossible” to “possible”
From 1964-1973, the U.S. dropped more than two million tons of ordnance on Laos during 580,000 bombing sorties—equal to a planeload of bombs every 8 minutes, 24 hours a day, for 9 years.
Only 1% of the Laos has been cleared since the last bomb was dropped in 1973.
Laos remains the most bombed country per capita in history.
We advocate for communities impacted by the American Secret War and educate the public through four distinct ways.
We work to mobilize change makers and advocate for funding for the Lao UXO sector to eradicate the deadly remnants of war from Lao soil.
Our work is the key to convene together different generations and communities and empower change on the grassroots, national and global level.
We offer original programming including film screenings and author interviews that tell the living story of the “Secret War” in Laos–ensuring it’s no longer a footnote in American history.
COMMIT TO CHANGE
Join a circle of hope to clear Laos of unexploded bombs and create a safe future for the next generation. Lam Vong Circle members pledge a recurring donation to sustain and grow Legacies of War's life-saving advocacy and community engagement work.
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How a new library sheds light on the US ‘secret war’ in Laos
"Most Americans learn something about the Vietnam War at school. Fewer learn about the shadow war that was being fought alongside it."