Veteran’s Day is celebrated each year on November 11th to honor military veterans. The day was originally called Armistice day because it marks the anniversary of the end of World War 1 at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. The holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.
Serving the United States in the Armed Forces, Native Americans carry on a tradition of protection. “The warrior, for us, is one who sacrifices himself for the good of others. His task is to take care of the elderly, the defenseless, those who cannot provide for themselves, and above all, the children – the future of humanity.” -Sitting Bull
In Warm Springs there are several veteran events on the calendar:
- Friday 11/4/16 The Warm Springs Veterans Summit 2016 will take place from 9am – 5pm at the Community Center. There will be many resource teams set up and staff will be available to assist veterans and family members with paperwork, questions and information. Documents veterans may need to bring include the DD-214, Service Medical Records and Personal Medical Records. A meal will be provided. If you have questions contact Mitchell DeVaney at Warm Springs I.H.S., 541-553-1196.
- Thursday 11/10/16 is the Simnasho Veteran’s Appreciation Dinner at the Simnasho Longhouse starting at 5pm. LEARN MORE
- Friday 11/11/16 A Warm Springs Agency Veteran’s Day Dinner honoring Harvey Scott will be held at the agency longhouse starting at 2pm. LEARN MORE
- Saturday 11/12/16 The Eugene Green, Sr. American Legion and Axiliary #48 presents the Korean War Veterans Honor Ceremony and Banquet from noon to 2:00 at Kahneeta Resort. There will be a special presentation by the office of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Seattle. Pre-registration is required calling 541-460-8212.
- Saturday & Sunday 11/12 – 11/13/16 The Honoring Veterans Pow Wow will be held at the Agency Longhouse in Warm Springs. Grand Entries are at 1 & 7pm on Saturday and 1pm on Sunday. LEARN MORE
KWSO will offer special Veteran’s Day Programming all day on Friday November 11th. It’s our way of saying “Thank You Veterans For Your Service!” We hope you have the chance to tune in at 91.9 FM or online at www.kwso.org. A few years ago we put together a list of local veterans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsFoB6D81t0. This year we are working on photos of local veterans. Submissions can be dropped by KWSO or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org