The CPN Veterans Organization lost another active and beloved member on August 6, 2014 when Max Baer Wano walked on. He was a career U.S. Navy veteran and one of our most supportive members as a member of the Color Guard and Honor Guard. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends, and there were many.

On a brighter note work is moving forward to have a veteran vehicle tag available for CPN tribal veterans. We are finalizing the details of the design and they should be ready in the next few months at a specially reduced price. Your membership tribal card and copy of your DD214 will be needed to verify your eligibility.

The CPN Veterans were well represented and honored at this year’s Gathering in Allegan County, Mich. Their arena and grounds were beautiful and the weather was perfect for this special event. The veterans were kept busy with all of the activities they had planned for us. It made us feel proud with all of the recognition we received.

Don’t forget we have our Vietnam War Era Veterans Memorial Banquet coming up in 2015. It is to honor the Citizen Potawatomi Nation men and women who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during the Vietnam War (5 August 1964 to 7 May 1975). Members of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation who were in the military during that time and would like to attend this Memorial Banquet please contact:

Cultural Resources
Cultural Heritage Center
1601 South Gordon Cooper Drive
Shawnee, OK 74801-9002

Remember the CPN Veterans Organization meets every month on the fourth 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.

Daryl Talbot, Commander