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New Memorial for Native American Veterans #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth #NAHM #AmericanIndianandAlaskaNativeHeritageMonth

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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.

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Great story and touching interview from NPR:

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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