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Native Veterans Celebration

November 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am - November 13, 2022 @ 5:30 pm EST


This two-day dedication of the National Native American Veterans Memorial includes performances by musical artists, presentation of colors by the Native American Women Warriors, hands-on activities, films, and a veterans hospitality suite. The Memorial flame will be lit from 5-6 PM.

Hands-on Activities
10 AM-4PM

11 AM, 1 PM AND 3 PM | Rasmuson Theater
Films showcasing the National Native American Veterans Memorial and veterans’ service are screened throughout the weekend.

Veterans Hospitality Suite
Hospitality area in the Patrons Lounge with seating and light refreshments provided for veterans.

Veterans Affairs, Office of Tribal Government Relations
Connect with the US Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Tribal Government Relations.

Library of Congress, Veterans History Project
Meet with staff of the Library of Congress’s Veterans History Project for information about collecting and preserving oral histories of Native veterans. Pick up a Field Kit to learn about interviewing Native veterans or view a sample of a Native veteran’s oral history.

Meet the Memorial Designer*
12–1 PM (*Saturday only) | Rasmuson Theater
Memorial designer Harvey Pratt and curator Rebecca Trautmann discuss the design process and creation of the memorial.

Meet the Authors*
1–3 PM (*Sunday only)
Alexandra Harris and Mark Hirsch, authors of Why We Serve, discuss the exhibition and sign purchased copies of the book.

Music & Cultural Performances
10 AM–5:30 PM |Potomac Atrium

Can’t make it in person? Watch the livestream to see music and cultural performances.

The full schedule of the events is available here.


November 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am EST
November 13, 2022 @ 5:30 pm EST
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National Museum of the American Indian
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National Museum of the American Indian
Fourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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