Aung San Suu Kyi speech left many in tears and left lasting impressions on the local Burmese community.
Most of the people we spoke with were overwhelmed that Aung San Suu Kyi was speaking in
"I grew up seeing her pictures everywhere and I grew up hearing about her and I looked up to her and I finally see her in person and it was just amazing," said Poe Oo, an attendee.
"When I first saw Suu Kyi it was really heart warming and I felt tears coming out," said Ma Phyoe, an attendee.
"She's my hero so this was like a dream to see her and hear her speech," said Zin Oo.
Zin Oo took the morning off work--and brought her son to see her hero.
"I took my kid out of school too so I'm rushing to get back to work and take him back to school," said Oo.
One of Suu Kyi's messages for the younger generation of Burmese was for them to adapt to the customs and traditions of
"It's important for us to know our language because one day were going to go back see our family again and since she's making that possible its really great that we are going to be able to go back and see all of our family again," said Poe Oo.
"Me and my friends--the new generation, we need to not forget our country and still learn the culture and the heritage," said Phyoe.