Cherokee Nation hosts annual veterans appreciation event in Tahlequah

November 6, 2019

Annual Cherokee Nation Veterans Day event

Friday, November 8 at 9:00 a.m.

Cherokee Nation Veterans Center
(Next to W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex)
17675 S. Muskogee Ave.

Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr.
Deputy Principal Chief Bryan Warner
Secretary of Veterans Affairs S. Joe Crittenden
Tribal Council Speaker Joe Byrd
Miss Cherokee Meekah Roy

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Cherokee Nation will host its annual Veterans Appreciation Day event on Friday at the Cherokee Nation Office of Veterans Affairs.

The Cherokee Nation Veterans Appreciation Day event starts at 9 a.m. and includes a wreath-laying ceremony, cultural activities, a resource fair as well as breakfast provided to veterans.

Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. will announce future steps for establishing a national Cherokee Nation Veterans Cemetery.

The Cherokee Nation estimates there are more than 4,000 Cherokee veterans. Native Americans, including Cherokees, are thought to have more citizens serving per capita than any other ethnic group, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.

For more information, call the Cherokee Nation Veterans Center at 918-772-4166.