Sonia Johnston, who arrived in the U.S. in the 1970s following the fall of South Vietnam, settled in the Northern Virginia area and became a powerhouse in the local banking industry over her four-decade career, recently was inducted into the Arlington Business Hall of Fame, an initiative of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.
In remarks, Johnston gave thanks to the community and all those who helped her journey along the way.
Her full remarks are below.
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It is a great honor to be part of this wonderful and incredible event tonight.
First and foremost, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to those who nominated me for this honor. This is beyond my wildest expectations. It is an amazing feeling to be included as part of an outstanding community and business leaders in…