The Voices of Myanmar Gospelchoir was founded in 2010 when refugee communities from Myanmar sought a way to say thank you for the opportunity to find refuge in this country. The civil war in Myanmar, from which these Karen children were rescued, is the longest civil war in the history of the world, having begun in 1948. But each of the different people groups have their own war against the Burmese government. Thus the Chin and many other groups have begun to immigrate to our shores. The VOM choir will demonstrate the contribution immigration has made to America, even today.