Remembered in stone - at last

Remembered in stone - at last

There are 19 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Sep 13, 2009, titled Remembered in stone - at last. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

This text is replaced by the Flash movie. Eleven years ago today, six St. Paul children slain by their mother were laid to rest at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Maplewood.

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“Here I come to save the Day!”

Since: Jan 09

Gothem city

#1 Sep 14, 2009
Hard to read that story with dry eyes...
Cindy Stainker

United States

#2 Sep 14, 2009
Did Khoua Her ever give a reason for why she killed her children? I remember this, but I don't remember if she ever said why.
Hometown Girl

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Sep 14, 2009
What a touching tribute to such a sad story. Thank you for sharing.
Felix the Wonderful Cat

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Sep 14, 2009
I prayed for the children then and will renew my prayers again.
Blah Blah Blah

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Sep 14, 2009
Cindy Stainker wrote:
Did Khoua Her ever give a reason for why she killed her children? I remember this, but I don't remember if she ever said why.
According to her years ago, she claimed she was depressed and wanted to take her children with her on a suicide mission. Glad to see that there are great people who are willing to help after all these years! These children deserves it all.
Cindy Stainker

United States

#6 Sep 14, 2009
Blah Blah Blah wrote:
<quoted text>
According to her years ago, she claimed she was depressed and wanted to take her children with her on a suicide mission. Glad to see that there are great people who are willing to help after all these years! These children deserves it all.
OMG, I've been depressed and even really angry at times, but for god sake I never wanted to kill my children over it.

The children do deserve to be remembered, and the people responsible for getting their resting place marked, thank you for not letting them be forgotten.
Know the truth

Inver Grove Heights, MN

#7 Sep 14, 2009
I'm glad the children finally have markers for their resting place. I just wish the story answered the question of why it took so long for Mr. Kong to do the right thing for his children. I am also disappointed that while the committee attempted to not put blame on anyone, their public notice clearly place blame on Khoua Her. The public should know that the money from the funeral for the children to be used for the markers were squandered by Mr. Kong and for years the markers were available free to him (donated in memory of the children) but he did nothing to mark their graves. This story remains a sad one because both parents failed the children again and again.
Sad

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Sep 14, 2009
though i didn't know them, i was at their funeral 11 years ago and still remember it clearly as though it was just yesterday. R.I.P young hmong children. we'll never know 'what might have been' of your lives....
The true heros

Inver Grove Heights, MN

#9 Sep 14, 2009
The true heroes and champion of the children are Ruben Rosario, Pat Hogan and Tzianeng Vang. Ruben kept the story alive and Pat visited the children regularly and Tzianeng took on the task to place the marker on their graves. For 11 years, their story died with them, their clan (family) and father rarely visited them, and the community moved on. There is something sinister and wrong about a community known for strong family values and sense of community to discard the children so easily into the abyss.
94 driver

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Sep 14, 2009
Having your first child at 13 years of age,and then 5 more by age 24 is a tradition that I very
much hope the Hmong community has abandoned. I find it hard to believe that this young woman didn't demonstrate to SOMEONE the depth of her
despair and how sad that no one stepped in to help her.
A MOM

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Sep 14, 2009
Evil dwells in the hearts of those who murder their children. A very selfish act, on her part.
I believe she will fry in h e ll.
Those young children are safe in the hands of God, she, or anyone else, for that matter, can no longer hurt them.
The stones are important to allow all a marked place to grieve and a reminder to us all how precious our children really are.
Felix the Wonderful Cat

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Sep 14, 2009
Amen....
igno rant

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Sep 14, 2009
The true heros wrote:
The true heroes and champion of the children are Ruben Rosario, Pat Hogan and Tzianeng Vang. Ruben kept the story alive and Pat visited the children regularly and Tzianeng took on the task to place the marker on their graves. For 11 years, their story died with them, their clan (family) and father rarely visited them, and the community moved on. There is something sinister and wrong about a community known for strong family values and sense of community to discard the children so easily into the abyss.

Do not blame the community for the responsibility of the parent. As for culture goes, every family have their own laws/rules. You probably don't realize it, but you are part of that community too, whether you like it or not. What have YOU done? As much as we segregate ourselves, we are together. We want to think that someone else has the responsibility so we can be guilt free and rant. Just think, if we all took it upon ourselves, what world would we live in... Ahhh bliss, you are so far away
igno rant

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Sep 14, 2009
There are no champions/heroes/winners, only losers. WE have lost those children.
Meng

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Sep 15, 2009
Why say "wealthiest leader"? Why can't they just be leaders?
Taz

Pacific, MO

#16 Sep 15, 2009
One of the shared goals the committee had was to memorialized the innocense lives lost. The mom, dad and others already had their shared of miseries and other issues; we did not want to add on anymore. This memorial ceremony was purely just focused on the 6 children. It is certainly not something anyone human being enjoy doing; it's just something needed to be done. There's no heroes nor villains nor there be judgement; we will leave that up to the Almighty to decide.

Thank you for pouring out your supports, both near and afar...

-Tzianeng "Taz,"
A Member of the committee
Your comments, however critical they may be, are welcomed: [email protected]
TheWhoppner

Duluth, MN

#17 Sep 17, 2009
What a horrible story.... but what a great thing done by Schoenrock Monument... the donation of monuments was a testament of family business and what it means to mean something to your community.
Lee

Saint Paul, MN

#18 Sep 21, 2009
I couldn't attend the cermony but I hope they rest in peace, now. God bless those six little soul.
Hope

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Mar 5, 2010
God Bless all the little angels. My heart goes out for them. I just can't imagine..I just can't imagine...
This is so heartbreaking. I look at this article over and over and cannot understand why ..not why she did it but why them?

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