Thursday, November 12, 2020

New Memorial Recognizes Generations Of Military Service By Native American Veterans

New Memorial Recognizes Generations Of Military Service By Native American Veterans



A new monument on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., opens on Veterans Day — the National Native American Veterans Memorial. Alan Karchmer/National Native American Veterans Memorial


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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