A larger-than-life-size version of Allan Houser's "Unconquered" is to be among the Memorial sculptures.

Call for Color Guard Participation at Opening of American Indian Veterans National Memorial at Heard Museum in Phoenix


The Heard Museum in Phoenix recently broke ground for a national monument dedicated to American Indian veterans who served their country in many conflicts. The American Indian Veterans National Memorial, a longtime dream of many American Indian veterans’ groups, will be formally opened on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 5 p.m. at the Heard. The museum would like to respectfully invite Color Guards to participate in this opening ceremony. Please call Debra Utacia Krol, Xolon Salinan Tribe, at 602.251.0218 or email dkrol@heard.org to coordinate your attendance.

The Memorial consists of several sizable sculptures by several Native artists, including Chiricahua Apache sculptor Allan Houser (1914-1994). The Houser pieces will be on long-term loan. Also on display will be sculptures by Michael Naranjo, Santa Clara Pueblo, a Vietnam War veteran who suffered an injury that rendered him blind. Naranjo has been carving his meant-to-be-touched sculptures by feel ever since.
A water feature will complete the Memorial.

For more information on the Heard and the Memorial, click here.

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