Osage Nation Veterans Commission Plans Veterans Day Trip to Washington D.C.

Press Release
Veterans Flyer

OSAGE RESERVATION, OKLA. (August 30, 2022) – The Osage Nation Veterans Memorial Commission (ONVMC) is accepting submissions for a trip to the National Native American Veterans Memorial (NNAVM) on Veterans Day, November 11, 2022, in Washington, DC. Participants will take part in a dedication ceremony and Native Veterans procession.  

 The NNAVM is included in the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.  The museum’s acknowledgment is to Native heroes recognized for the first time on a countrywide gauge of distinction in every branch of the US military. The procession will honor American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian veterans and their families. The ONVMC is accepting 20 Osage veterans plus one guest for travel to the event on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Registration is open through Tuesday, September 13, 2022. If you are interested in attending this trip, apply at https://forms.osagenation-nsn.gov/view.php?id=101228 

Eligibility requirements include membership with the Osage Nation. Osage Veterans accepted for the trip will meet at the ON Civic Center located at 1449 West Main in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.  The bus will pick up Veterans at 9 a.m. for departure on November 9, 2022.  The bus will bring Veterans back to the ON Civic Center on November 13, 2022.  

 On Jun 16, 2022, the ON Congress appropriated $71,700 to the Osage Veterans Memorial Fund out of the Donation Fund for Osage Veteran travel for this event.  The ONVMC gives a special thanks to Angela Pratt and Co-Sponsor, John Maker.  The ONVMC would like to give a special thanks to ON Congress.  

For more information about the Osage Nation Veterans Memorial Commission, visit https://www.osagenation-nsn.gov/boards/veterans-memorial-commission