第二十四屆全美李氏公所懇親大會在芝加哥圆滿閉幕，這也是我過去數十載首次目睹如此眾多之李氏族人擠滿在芝加哥華埠街頭。 一支浩大之遊行隊伍在鑼鼓喧天的舞獅隊伍，宛如一條巨龍在華埠街頭攒动。人人捍舞的星條旗和李姓旗子，让我心中掀起巨大之激情， 這是李氏父老先輩在美洲以血汗和淚水交𢡠寫下的歷史篇章。
七十年代我在父母及族人之祝福下， 從台北飛抵金山， 滿腔熱血及一股追求美好前程之激情來到我夢寐以求之美洲大地， 在都板街上的李氏公所大樓得到了無數李氏宗親叔伯之溫暖和幫助 ，但是我還是決定離開這個美麗的戀都， 單槍匹馬衝往數千英里外的荒遠之德克薩斯州向不可能挑戰。 但是那段充滿台山鄉音和溫暖的舊金山中國城確實是我到達美國後之極大文化震撼， 永遠烙印在我的心田中。
時光荏苒， 過去數十載我和家人及眾多工作伙伴在艱難辛苦的戰場上建造了海外媒體和金融文化事業之傳奇故事， 當然我們也是以李氏族人為榮 ，如果沒有當初大家之鼓勵鞭策， 我們的人生藍圖必會改寫。
多少年後的今天， 我們再次在芝城李氏公所重聚。 當年青年一代己垂垂老矣， 活躍在金山侨社的元老們多半已駕鶴西去， 但是你們對族人之貢獻必定是李氏及海外華人重要歷史篇章。
Letter To Our Lee Family
The 24th Annual National Lee’s convention was held in Chicago. This is the first time in many decades that I have witnessed so many members of the Lee clan crowded on the streets of Chicago’s Chinatown. A huge parade was kicking the lion dance team like a dragon down the streets of Chinatown. I experienced a deep passion in my heart at this special moment. This experience has also showed me that this has really been an historical chapter written by the Lee fathers and ancestors in America, a chapter that has been driven with blood, sweat and tears.
In the 1970’s, under the blessing of my parents and friends, I flew from Taipei to San Francisco. I was full of passion for building a better future and arrived in the land of opportunity. The Lee family on Grant Ave. in San Francisco’s Chinatown gave me the warmest welcome and much great help.For many reasons, I decided ultimately to leave this beautiful dream city of San Francisco to travel thousands of miles far away to the State of Texas. The main reason was I still can’t speak the Cantonese dialect and felt I needed to experience more American culture.
Time just flies. Over the last several decades with the hard work of family and help from our friends, we have built our media company and now have opened a bank with many financial services. Of course, with the support and help from all of our Lee family, our life’s blueprint will be written with much success.
Today, many years later, we are all united here again. We all are looking to help each other, especially our next generation. We must still remember what our ancestors did for us. Our culture’s traditions will also always play a very important part in all our lives.
All the old and young family members are here in Chicago. I wish all of you to be happy and prosper.