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Veterans Sunset Tribute & Reception

Join veterans groups, color guards, performers and speakers at the American Indian Veterans National Memorial on the grounds of the Heard Museum followed by a reception inside the museum’s Steele Auditorium.

The one-hour ceremony begins at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, with the reception, featuring hors d’oeuvres, immediately following. The ceremony and the reception are free and open to the public. Come early to enjoy the Larry Redhouse Trio performing standard and original compositions combining traditional jazz, Latin and funk in the museum’s Central Courtyard from 1 to 4:45 p.m. Starting at noon American Indian Veteran Artists, Jim Covarrubias, and Edward Yava Sr. will be live painting, also in the Central Courtytard.

Retired Army Lt. Col. Joey Strickland (Choctaw) salutes the American flag during a 2012 Veterans Day ceremony at the American Indian Veterans National Memorial at the Heard Museum.

Retired Army Lt. Col. Joey Strickland (Choctaw) salutes the American flag during a 2012 Veterans Day ceremony at the American Indian Veterans National Memorial on the Heard Museum grounds.

At the ceremony, retired Army Lt. Col. Joey Strickland (Choctaw) will be the featured speaker. The color guard for the ceremony will be from the Ira Hayes American Legion Post 84 from Sacaton, Ariz., of the Gila River Indian Community. Jeff Begay (Navajo) will give the invocation.

Performing special tribute songs will be the Thunder Springs Drum Group. Shaylin Shabi (Navajo), Miss Native American USA 2012-13, will sing.

The Native Star Dance Team of New Mexico will perform.

In observance of Veterans Day, on Wednesday, Nov. 11, all U.S. military veterans and active-duty service members and their families will be admitted to the museum free of charge. During the days between the Nov. 8 ceremony and Veterans Day, the Heard will present artist demonstrations by Native veteran artists, performances by Native musicians and more.

This event is part of Native American Recognition Days.

Larry Redhouse Trio

The Larry Redhouse Trio will perform in the courtyard between 1 and 4:45 p.m.

Shaylin Shabi (Navajo), Miss Native American USA 2012-13, sings the national anthem at a recent Veterans Day ceremony at the American Indian Veterans National Memorial on the Heard Museum grounds.

Shaylin Shabi (Navajo), Miss Native American USA 2012-13, performs at a recent Veterans Day ceremony at the American Indian Veterans National Memorial on the Heard Museum grounds.

Native Star Dance Team of New Mexico will perform.

Brent Brokeshoulder (Hopi/Shawnee) of Native Star Dance Team of New Mexico is pictured performing at the Al Faw Palace in Iraq for US troops in 2006.

Jim Covarrubias live painting

Jim Covarrubias (Apache) live painting


This event is generously supported by the Arizona Department of Veterans Services, APS, the Chicasaw Nation, Red Cloud Food Services, the Ak-Chin Veterans Group and the Ak-Chin Indian Community..

The American Indian Veterans National Memorial at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona


Event Details

Sunday, November 8
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cost: Free

Location:
American Indian Veterans National Memorial, Freeport-McMoRan Plaza, Steele Auditorium

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