Seminole Tribe casino meals support Indian veterans memorial

Stephen Bowers, a member of the Seminole Tribe, serves as president of the American Indian Veterans Memorial. Bowers is a veteran of the Vietnam War. Photo from Facebook

The Seminole Tribe of Florida is raising money for an American Indian Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The tribe is donating $1 from food sales at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood to the effort. The promotion started last week and runs through Thursday, the day after Veterans Day.

Additional funds are being raised at a concert on Thursday night at the casino. Chairman James Billie also will be presenting a check for $120,000 to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, the Congressionally-chartered non-profit that raised money to build the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall.

The non-profit is currently raising funds for a new education center near the memorial. That's where the American Indian Veterans Memorial would be located to recognize the American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian soldiers who served in the war.

The Seminole Tribe was instrumental in the establishment of a separate memorial for Native veterans. It will be located on the property of the National Museum of the American Indian in D.C.

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