Triumphant moment as Department of Labor inducts Chinese Railroad Workers into Hall of Honor. CHSA’s Connie Young Yu speaks on behalf of descendant families, who come from across the country to join the ceremonial unveiling.

History was made on May 9, 2014 as the Chinese Railroad Workers were inducted into the U.S. Labor Hall of Honor. The Chinese Historical Society of America documented the ceremony. Here are excerpts from the speeches given by Deputy Secretary of Labor Christoper Lu, Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez and Chinese Railroad worker descendant Connie Young Yu.