Native American Veterans Honored at Ceremony on MSUM Campus

More Native Americans per capita are veterans than any other ethnic group

MOORHEAD, Minn. — MSUM hosted a Veterans’ Day ceremony honoring Native American members of the Armed Forces.

The hour–long program brought in members of the White Earth Veterans’ Honor Guard and Buffalo River Drum Group to the Comstock Union Ballroom.

The accomplishments of native people in the Armed Forces were recognized during the ceremony.

Like all ethnic groups, Native American Veterans feel an honor to have served.

“We don’t do this for ourselves.  Part of the Army values right now is — that I served in the Army, I’m an Army veteran — is selfless service, so that’s one of the cornerstones of being able to serve, it’s an honor but it’s also a privilege,” said Alan Roy, White Earth Tribe member and Army reservist.

More Native Americans serve in the military per capita than any other ethnic group.

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