Lest we forget:

The months of May and June have a special purpose for this country, this tribe, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and the American veterans.

Our country and her tribes have experienced, and continues to experience, much conflict. Lest we forget those experiences we set aside a special time to collectively join together to remember our brothers, sisters, fathers and mothers who made the sacrifices to create our blessings we enjoy today. The veterans who made the sacrifices during the eras of WWI, WWII, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam Conflict and our current conflicts in the Middle East are remembered in May.

Our mothers, fathers and families who endured the Trail of Death are remembered during our Citizen Potawatomi Nation Festival in June. We do these festivities lest we forget.

We owe our veterans and families more than we can ever repay by just remembering at festival times, but remembering them throughout the year. Make sure your children remember and understand.

Since this is June, the CPN Veterans Group will not host a meeting on the fourth Tuesday like we normally do each month. Instead we will have a large CPN Veterans Organization meeting in the FireLake Arena at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning, June 24.