Native Sun News: Plans underway for Native veterans memorial

Items such as those shown above may be part of a planned memorial for Native American veterans in Washington, D.C. Photo by Emil Her Many Horses / National Museum of the American Indian

Plans underway to construct memorial to Indian veterans
Former U. S. Senator helps lead the way
By Clara Caufield
Native Sun News Correspondent

WASHINGTON, D.C. –– “Native Americans have overlooked decades of persecution and broken promises to serve as courageous servicemen and women in the U.S. Armed Forces. When the National Native American Veteran Memorial is completed in Washington, D.C., their selfless contributions to American democracy and freedom will never be forgotten,” said former Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, co-chair of the Advisory Committee for the Memorial, now being developed by the Smithsonian Museum.

“In December 2013, The U.S. Congress authorized the establishment of the National Native American Veterans’ Memorial on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), thereby giving “all Americans the opportunity to learn of the proud and courageous tradition of service of Native Americans in the Armed Forces of the United States,” explained Dr. Herman Viola, Curator Emeritus, NMAI and senior advisor for the memorial project.

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