The CPN Veterans Organization’s Honor Guard performed an honor service for one of our members recently, Kenneth Peltier, who Walked On in July. He was an active member of the CPN Veterans Organization and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

The CPN Veterans Organization’s Color Guard has been active presenting the colors at various events and parades. The Color Guard is definitely the busiest group in our organization and is in great demand for many functions throughout the year.

I would also like to pass on my congratulations to, Matthew David Dearinger, a CPN member who recently completed his U.S. Army Basic Training at Ft. Leonard Wood.   We are finalizing our plans for the Vietnam Era Veterans Memorial Banquet to be scheduled in 2015. Remember the banquet is to honor CPN men and women who served in the armed forces during the Vietnam War (5 August 1964 to 7 May 1975). CPN members who would like to attend such an event should send their information to CPN Legislator David Barrett (

The CPN Veterans Organization was well represented at the 2014 Potawatomi Gathering of the Nations in Allegan County, Mich. The Potawatomi Veterans are always honored during the gatherings by leading the Grand Entry each evening. It is a grand spectacle.

Remember the CPN Veterans Organization meets every month on the 4th Tuesday at 6:00 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. Migwetch!

Daryl Talbot, Commander