CN to host veterans appreciation event Friday

BY STAFF REPORTS
11/06/2018 08:30 AM
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Deputy Chief and U.S. Navy veteran S. Joe Crittenden speaks during the 2017 Cherokee Nation Veterans Appreciation Day event at the Cherokee Nation Veterans Center. The tribe will host another such event at 9 a.m. on Friday. COURTESY
TAHLEQUAH – The Cherokee Nation will host its annual Veterans Day ceremony Friday at the CN Veterans Center.

The Veterans Appreciation Day event starts at 9 a.m. and includes a wreath-laying ceremony, cultural activities, a resource fair as well as lunch provided to veterans.

“The Cherokee Nation takes great pride in honoring the brave men and women who have served our great country,” Deputy Chief and U.S. Navy veteran S. Joe Crittenden said. “Reflecting on the sacrifices made gives a much-needed perspective of the cost of our freedom. Thanks to those sacrifices, we are able to come together and show our appreciation, and I hope all veterans are able to attend this special event hosted in their honor.”

The CN 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.

For more information, call 918-772-4166.

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