Honoring the Sacrifice
S t o r y B y L u e l l a N . B r i e n
P h o t o e B y L u e l l a N . B r i e n a n d C o r d e l l S t e w a r t
The Crow Tribe honored WWII and Korean War veterans during
Native Days. During the ceremony Chairman Darrin Old Coyote
spoke directly to the veterans in the crowd when he thanked them.
“It’s because of you that I am standing here enjoying the freedom
we all have,” he said. “Thank you to all veterans.”
Montana Governor Steve Bullock pictured here with Corky Old Horn (left) and Chairman
Darrin Old Coyote (right) thanked the Veterans in attendance and commended
American Indians for their unfailing service to the United States.
Even at 99 years old, there was no stopping Crow
Elder Joseph Medicine Crow, who stood and danced
during the Crow Flag Song. He was recognized as the
oldest living tribal member and was one of the many
awardees at the Veteran’s Honoring Ceremony for
World War II and Korean War vets during Native
If you know anyone who wasn’t recognized please
contact the Crow Tribe’s Veteran Affairs office at 638-
3872 or 638-3874.
Right: Vice-Secretary Shawn
Backbone, Secretary AJ Not
Afraid, Vice-Chairman Dana
Wilson, Rachael Court
representative of Jon Tester, and
Governor Steve Bullock stand
during the national anthem.
stand during the
at the World War
II and Korean War
Ceremony in Crow
Crow Veterans were honored in the ceremony during Native
ut if you know someone who served in World War II or the
War who wasn’t honored pleased contact the Veteran’s
office at 638-3872 or 638-3874. Pick up the July issue of the
ooké Nation News for the full list of honorees.