American Indian & Alaska Native Veterans Memorial model on display at CalVet

Visitors to CalVet headquarters have the opportunity to view the model of a new memorial statue that will honor American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans.

American Indian statue

The sculpture design, which was selected by the official American Indian Alaska Native Veterans Memorial Committee, was created by renowned sculptor A. Thomas Schomberg and titled “The Gift.” The planned memorial will feature a 12-foot-tall bronze sculpture standing atop a 9-foot pedestal and will reside at the Riverside National Cemetery in southern California.

The model has been on exhibit at locations throughout California in an effort to pay tribute to the dedication and sacrifice of American Indian and Alaska Native veterans and to raise awareness about their long history of service to our nation. American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans have served in the U.S. Armed Forces at higher rates than any other ethnic group.

November is also national Native American Heritage Month.

Members of the public are invited to come by and see this beautiful statue. It will be on display through Nov. 8 at the California Department of Veterans Affairs Headquarters, Medal of Honor Hall, 1227 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Learn more about the American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans Monument.

Find more information about CalVet’s services for Native American Veterans.

 

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  2. Sharron Savage · · Reply

    National Commander of the National American Indian Veterans, Inc., told me about the return of Korean War POW and Rosebud Sioux Lakota Warrior U.S. Army Sgt. Philip James Iotte just last week. His family knew he had been taken prisoner by the Chinese on Feb. 9, 1951, but his youngest sibling of 14 children, sister Eva Iyotte, his last surviving sibling, had continued to search for him after their Father and Mother passed. After 66 years, he is returning home.

    Commander Loudner lives near the Rosebud Sioux Reservation and plans to attend the burial ceremony which date is yet to be determined. So, on this annual day or remembrance for our POW/MIA warriors, let’s spiritally honor Sgt. Iotte and welcome him home.

    To read more about these comments, go to rapidcityjournal/news/local/lost-lakota-warrior.

    Sharron Savage
    Chairwoman, American Indian Alaska Native Veterans Memorial Committee

    “A Nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces,
    but also by the men it honors, by the men it remembers.” — John F. Kennedy

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