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Honoring the Sacrifice


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Several Crow Tribal members were honored during Native Days for their military service in World War II and the Korean War.

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Honoring the Sacrifice

  1. 1. 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.”
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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 Days. If you know anyone who wasn’t recognized please contact the Crow Tribe’s Veteran Affairs office at 638- 3872 or 638-3874.
  4. 4. 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. Left: Veterans stand during the national anthem at the World War II and Korean War Veterans Honoring Ceremony in Crow Agency.
  5. 5. 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.