|September 5, 2013
4th Annual Veteran Memorial and Honoring Ceremony salutes vets on September 14
SPOKANE — The Mann-Grandstaff Department of
Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) and the American Indian Veterans Advisory Council will be having the 4th Annual Veteran Memorial and Honoring Ceremony to recognize the contributions by our Veterans. Each tribe in this region is invited to present their traditional warrior society ceremony with their tribal colors (flag) recognizing their Veteran members living and those who have passed on and remain in spirit.
The ceremony will be held Saturday, September 14 at 10 a.m. behind the main hospital building of the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center located at 4815 North Assembly Street. All Tribal Veterans and their families are invited to participate. A part of the program will be dedicated to the special World War II Veterans.
The VAMC is located in the center of several Indian nations. They have identified over 3000 American Indian Veterans living in the area. American Indians have a long history of service to their country. Their participation in the United States military is twice the rate per capita of any other ethnic group.
For additional information, please contact Kristine Kovac, Minority Veterans Program Coordinator, at (509) 434-7504.