This November, VA celebrates Native American Heritage Month and recognizes Native American military Veterans. At VA, we are dedicated to ensuring Native American Veterans and members get the world-class benefits and services they have earned.
The public will be able to walk on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Plaza and lay flowers in front of the Tomb on Nov. 9 and 10, 2021. The flower ceremony will start at 8 a.m. Nov. 9 with representatives from the Crow Nation placing flowers at the Tomb. They will recite a prayer in honor of Chief Plenty Coups, who served as a scout for the U.S. Army.
The freezers, which are much larger than a standard household refrigerator, can each store about 40,000 vials. Every vial contains up to six doses of the vaccine. About 70,000 doses have been administered thus far.
By Mike Richman|2021-03-30T11:22:22-04:00April 6th, 2021|Coronavirus, Research|Comments Off on VA facility stores COVID-19 vaccine at ultra-low temperatures for use by Native Americans
VBA proudly celebrates Native American Heritage Day. This day was established to honor and recognize the first people of this nation – Native Americans – and to celebrate their cultural heritage and integral importance to our past, present and future.
Maj. David Moniac was the first Native American to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point. The academy accepted him in 1817 at the age of 16. Moniac graduated in 1822 and served as a lieutenant in the U.S. 6th Infantry Regiment. He later led the Creek Volunteers in Florida during the Second Seminole War. Moniac was born near present-day Montgomery County, Alabama [...]