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Posted: August 4, 2020
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Design by Harvey Pratt/Butzer Architects and Urbanism, illustration by Skyline Ink, courtesy of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian

National Museum of the American Indian To Host Virtual Ceremony To Mark Completion of the National Native American Veterans Memorial  

Dedication Ceremony and Procession To Be Rescheduled  

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian will host a virtual event Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, to mark the completion of the National Native American Veterans Memorial. The event will also acknowledge the service and sacrifice on Native veterans and their families. More information about the virtual event is forthcoming.

The museum planned to host a dedication ceremony and veterans’ procession to mark the memorial’s completion but has postponed these events due to current health and safety guidelines. The museum will reschedule both events when it is safe to do so.

About the Memorial  

As commissioned by Congress, the National Museum of the American Indian will establish a National Native American Veterans Memorial on its grounds. This will be the first national landmark in Washington, D.C., to focus on the contributions of American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians who have served in the military. The memorial design is by Harvey Pratt (Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma), a multimedia artist, retired forensic artist and Marine Corps Vietnam veteran.

About the Museum  

In partnership with Native peoples and their allies, the National Museum of the American Indian fosters a richer shared human experience through a more informed understanding of Native peoples. The museum in Washington, D.C., is located on the National Mall at Fourth Street and Independence Avenue S.W. Connect with the museum on FacebookTwitterInstagram and AmericanIndian.si.edu.

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