On May 29, Memorial Day, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Veterans Organization’s Color Guard met at the Tecumseh Cemetery for a special memorial service to remember past and present veterans and active service military personnel and their families. Normally a memorial service is scheduled at the Tecumseh Cemetery and several families had gathered to participate, but there was no ceremony.

So, we put together an impromptu ceremony for us and the families attending. Daryl Talbot, David Barrett, Derek Skaggs and Kenny Reed were the participating Color Guard members.


I hope that everyone reading this used that day to remember the veterans and active military who made sacrifices to protect our country’s rights and way of life. If you enjoyed your day, and remember to thank a veteran.

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