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Sen. Mazie Hirono attends White House State Dinner

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John Yang, Sen. Mazie Hirono, Vice President Kamala Harris and First Gentleman Doug Emhoff at the White House State Dinner. Photo Courtesy: Office of Senator Hirono

U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) was among the many officials in attendance at the White House State Dinner honoring South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol on Wednesday.

President Yoon Suk Yeol brought down the house when he grabbed a mic to sing the first verse of “American Pie” by Don McLean. The 1971 track is one of the South Korean president’s favorite songs, and he was later presented with a guitar signed by Don McLean himself.

U.S. President Joe Biden and Yoon Suk Yeol also shared a new agreement intended to inhibit North Korean aggression, at Wednesday’s State Dinner.

Senator Mazie Hirono at the White House State Dinner honoring President Yoon Suk Yeol. The Senator was accompanied by Mr. John Yang, President and Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice. Photo Courtesy: Office of Senator Hirono


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