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Native American Veterans Memorial opens


Last updated 12/8/2020 at 10:08am

Petty Officer 2nd Class Anita Chebahtah 

The National Native American Veterans Memorial, Warriors' Circle of Honor, opened on Veterans Day, November 11, 2020.

WASHINGTON, D.C.-After 25 years in the making, the National Native American Veterans Memorial opened on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on November 11, 2020, which was Veterans Day.

"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 (NMAI) and a citizen of the Pawnee Tribe of Oklahoma. He said the steel ring sculpture over a carved stone drum will become hallowed ground.

"When people bring their memories and bring their pra...

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