CPN Veterans Organization

Citizen Potawatomi Nation is thankful for the sacrifices and service from our Veterans. CPN Veteran’s Organization, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Veterans’ Memorial and Veteran’s Outreach offer recognition as well as social opportunities and support for our service members in all branches of the military.

The Citizen Potawatomi Veterans Organization was officially formed in Shawnee in June 9, 2009 and all enrolled CPN veterans are eligible to be a member of the organization.

Meetings are scheduled for the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the South Reunion Hall in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Meetings include a guest speaker or demonstration, viewing of one of the CPN Veterans Tribute Series DVDs, and a short business meeting. Annual dues for membership are $20.00.

Citizen Potawatomi Nation Veterans' Memorial, Veterans Wall of Honor, Color Guard, Grand Entry

Additional Information

Currently the group has several plans in the development phrase, including recognition and communication with Tribal members currently serving on active duty, welcoming these members upon their return to the local Shawnee area, participation in the burial services of Tribal veterans by providing a flag detail, as well as providing the Color Guard for the Grand Entry during the annual Family Reunion Festival. Members of the organization serve as guides for the Veteran's Wall of Honor located in the Cultural Heritage Center (CHC) during the Family Reunion Festival.

Citizen Potawatomi Nation Veterans' Memorial

The CPN Veterans' Memorial, called the Wall of Honor, is located on the walls of the CHC's Long Room. The names and accomplishments of our tribal veterans are included in the displays. Photos, plaques, framed letters, awards, and decorations pay homage to warriors from our nation who stepped forward when called.

More than just a nostalgic look into the past, the Wall of Honor reflects the ongoing sacrifice of our heroes today. As they return from their far-flung assignments, we will welcome them back, salute their accomplishments, and add their names to the Wall of Honor. Our Veterans' Memorial honors both the living and those who sacrificed their lives to keep us all free.

We would like to include all Citizen Potawatomi veterans. If you are an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and you are a veteran or your family member, who is a CPN tribal member, please send your name and tribal enrollment number, a copy of your discharge papers (DD214's) (or current station), a digital or physical version of a 5“X7“ or larger photo, and current address of the veteran or next-of-kin to:

Citizen Potawatomi Nation
Veterans Wall of Honor
1899 S. Gordon Cooper Dr.
Shawnee, OK 74801-8699

Veterans Service Outreach

A volunteer Veterans Service Outreach coordinator is available to help Veteran’s gain assistance from U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Please contact 405-598-0797 for more information.

Contact Information

Website
www.cpnveterans.net

Email
veterans@potawatomi.org

Veterans' Memorial Address
Citizen Potawatomi Nation
Veterans Wall of Honor
1899 S. Gordon Cooper Dr.
Shawnee, OK 74801-8699


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