New Memorial for Native American Veterans #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth #NAHM #AmericanIndianandAlaskaNativeHeritageMonth
Yesterday was Veterans Day and a new monument was opened on National Mall in Washington DC. Native Americans have served in the US armed forces in large numbers and its past time we honor their sacrifice.
Twenty-five years in the making, a new monument on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., opens on Veterans Day — the National Native American Veterans Memorial.
“It’s an article of faith in Indian country that Native Americans serve at a greater rate than basically any other group,” said Kevin Gover, the director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and a citizen of the Pawnee Tribe of Oklahoma. He said the steel ring sculpture over a carved stone drum, in a wooded area near the museum’s entrance, will become hallowed ground.
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