After the U.S. pulled out of Vietnam in 1975, Gov. Dan Evans welcomed refugees to Washington and gained a lifelong relationship with one family.

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As the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon approaches, this video looking back at the unprecedented efforts led by Gov. Evans has been produced in conjunction with a Seattle Times editorial/opinion project, Seeking Refuge. Read columns on how Washington did the right thing for Vietnamese refugees and why refugees today face different challenges.