Thousands remember Piestewa in memorial service
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MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2003

A reported 5,000 people attended a memorial service on Saturday for Army private first class Lori Piestewa, the Hopi woman killed in action in Iraq.

The service was held in Tuba City, Arizona, a town on the Navajo Reservation. Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano received a standing ovation when she said Squaw Peak should be renamed for Piestewa, 23, a single mother of two. She will push for a name change through the State Legislature after being rebuffed by a state official.

Piestewa was buried Saturday on the Hopi Reservation.

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5,000 attend Piestewa memorial (The Arizona Republic 4/13)
Video: Piestewa Memorial Service (12 News 4/13)
Paying their respects (The Arizona Daily Sun 4/13)
Honoring a fallen tribal warrior (The Casper Star-Tribune 4/14)
For Piestewa, Honors and a Flap (AP 4/13)
Governor still pushing Piestewa Peak (Capitol Media Services 4/12)

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