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Veterans Day Tribute and Reception

Veterans Day Tribute

In observance of Veterans Day, on Monday, Nov. 12, all U.S. military veterans, active-duty service members and a guest will receive free general admission to the museum.* 

Join veterans groups, color guards, traditional performers and speakers at the American Indian Veterans National Memorial on the grounds of the Heard Museum for a special tribute to veterans of the U.S. armed forces, followed by a dinner reception inside the museum’s Steele Auditorium.

Schedule of Events

9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Film Screening: Navajo Code Talkers: A Journey of Remembrance (2017)
Heard Museum, Harnett Theatre

and

Live Music with the Larry Redhouse Trio and Native Veterans Artists Market
Heard Museum, Central Courtyard

1:00 p.m.
Film Screening and Discussion: Defending the Fire (2017)
Heard Museum, Steele Auditorium
With a focus on the spiritual and historic journey of Native American Warriors, Defending the Fire presents the story of the Warrior, the importance of cultures in modern quests, and the lessons of War through the lens of these cultures. Grounded in research and guided by voices of men and women in our armed forces, the documentary reveals the distinct motive, preparation, conflict, and healing of tribal soldiers.

5:00 p.m.
Sunset Tribute: Honoring Veterans and Veterans’ Families
Heard Museum, Freeport McMoRan Plaza
Native Color Guard and Traditional Drum with Special Guest Speakers

6:30 p.m.
Annual Dinner & Celebration of Veterans
Registration Required – Click Here to Register
Heard Museum, Steele Auditorium
This dinner reception is free but registration is required. Service and sacrifice spanning more than three centuries are honored in the first and only known national memorial to American Indian veterans of many conflicts. The memorial consists of several sizable sculptures by acclaimed Native artists. Free and open to the public. For more information on the planned events, email Marcus Monenerkit at mmonenerkit@heard.org.

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.

 

 

Larry Redhouse Trio

The Larry Redhouse Trio will perform in the Central Courtyard at 11 a.m.


*Admission to Yua: Henri Matisse and the Inner Arctic Spirit is a specially ticketed exhibition with a separate charge of $7 per person.


This event is generously supported by:

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


Event Details

Monday, November 12

Cost: Free

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

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If you experience any problems with our online registration, please call 602.252.8840 and we can register you over the phone. Thank you.