Veterans Day Tribute | Heard Museum

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Veterans Day Tribute

In observance of Veterans Day, on Monday, Nov. 11, 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 our American Indian Veterans National Memorial on the grounds of the Heard Museum for a special Sunset Tribute to veterans of the U.S. armed forces, followed by a dinner reception inside the museum’s Steele Auditorium.

Schedule of Events

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

6:00 p.m.
Annual Dinner & Celebration of Veterans
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. For more information on the planned events, email Marcus Monenerkit at

American Legion Post 60 – White Mountain Apache Tribe. Photo courtesy of Depree Shadowwalker


Special Screening of Navajo Code Talkers: A Journey of Remembrance looping all-day beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the Harnett Theater

This poignant film follows the return of six surviving Navajo Code Talkers to five Pacific island sites—where their unbreakable battlefield terminology, based on the unwritten Navajo language, helped U.S. forces overcome Japanese expansion in the Pacific theater during World War II.

This event is generously supported by:

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

Event Details

Monday, November 11
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cost: Free

American Indian Veterans National Memorial, Steele Auditorium

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Dinner reception is free but an RSVP is required.


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