Well, this new year, 2022, is ending, or depending on when you read this, has ended. What a year. So much has happened within the Tribe, the CPN Veterans Organization, our nation and the world. This is America on earth, and nothing ever stays the same, whether it’s weather or politics.

We have a few more active members in our CPN Veterans Organization, Color Guard and Honor Guard, and there is room for more. Our new active members are Rory Thompson, Mike Hardesty and Larry Maxwell. Our Color Guard has been busy with U.S. flag events in schools and parades in Shawnee and Tecumseh as well as private events for different functions. We are representing the Citizen Potawatomi Nation throughout the state and will continue as long as we are able and have the veterans.

Remember, we have our Citizen Potawatomi Nation Veterans Organization’s Christmas Dinner on Tuesday, December 6 at 6 p.m. (or as soon as you can get there) in the North Reunion Hall located next to the creek on the CPN Powwow Grounds. All CPN Veterans and their families are welcome. You don’t have to be a member of the organization to attend, and you don’t have to be a member of the organization to attend our monthly meetings.

(Thank you)!

Daryl Talbot, Commander