It's being called a "monumental moment" for a community. A school named after Hmong leader opened Monday. General Vang Pao Elementary opened to hundreds of students in a southeast Fresno neighborhood.
Students settled into their new classes at Vang Pao Elementary. Administrators say more than a 700 students enrolled Monday morning.
A lot of Hmong parents came and hoped to enroll their kids at the new school. It is located near Cedar and Heaton Avenues. It is the only school named for a Hmong leader in the entire state.
"When I walk through the gate and see his face it brings tears to my eyes," said teacher Chee Vang.
General Vang Pao died last year after fighting heart problems and pneumonia.