The month of June was a busy one for the CPN Veterans Organization. We had our Color Guard presenting the colors at several functions, including this year’s festival. U.S. Flags Retirement Ceremony on Friday.  My favorite was our special guest at our festival veterans’ table this year, Robert Sander, author of the book, “The Invasion of Laos, 1971.” It is a very interesting read. I hope everyone got to meet him and visit with CPN Veterans Organization members. We enjoy sharing war stories of our military experiences.

The month of June was extra special for our country this year for honoring and remembering the servicemen and women who participated in the Normandy invasion D-Day during World War II. If you saw any of the TV specials that covered what these soldiers went through on that day you can appreciate the courage and caliber of young men and women who made that historical event possible. Try hard to picture yourself in their place and see if you can get some small sense of what it took to do their duty at any cost. A cost that is well illustrated by the thousands of white crosses that mark the price that some of them paid. Migwetch!

The CPN Veterans Organization is still working to complete our plan to honor and remember the CPN men and women who served in the armed forces during the Vietnam War Era (5 August 1964 to 7 May 1975) with a Vietnam War Era Veteran’s Banquet.

Remember the CPN Veterans Organization meets every month on the fourth Tues. at 6 p.m. (or as soon as you can get there) in the North Reunion Hall on the Potawatomi Powwow Grounds. All CPN veterans and their families are welcome.


Daryl Talbot, Commander