Published May 24, 2018
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation welcomes all veterans and widows of veterans to honor fallen Cherokee warriors at an event Friday in recognition of Memorial Day.
The ceremony starts at 10 a.m. at the Cherokee Nation Veterans Center, just east of the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex.
The event features a volley salute by American Legion Post 15 and “Taps” performed by the Muskogee Honor Guard. A continental breakfast will be offered, and Cherokee Nation leaders will honor the fallen with a wreath-laying ceremony after a short program.
The Cherokee Nation estimates there are more than 4,000 Cherokee veterans. Native Americans, including Cherokees, are thought to have more citizens serving per capita than any other ethnic group, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.
Cherokee Nation to honor fallen Cherokee warriors in recognition of Memorial Day
Friday, May 25, 2018 – 10 a.m. – CDT
Cherokee Nation Veterans Center
(Next to the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex)
17675 S. Muskogee Ave.
Principal Chief Bill John Baker
Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden
Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr.
Chief of Staff Chuck Hoskin
For more information, call the Cherokee Nation Veterans Center at 918-772-4166.