Cherokee Nation officials seeking military memorabilia
Times Record, Fort Smith, Ark.
FORT SMITH, Ark. — Cherokee Nation officials are collecting military memorabilia for permanent display in the new Cherokee Nation Veterans Center nearing completion in Tahlequah, Okla.
Officials plan to display uniforms, military gear and equipment, flags, videos, recordings, unit insignia, diaries, personal messages, photographs, military maps and charts, books and history of personal or unit service, dog tags, medals and service-related documents, newspapers, books and records.
The new Veterans Center at 17675 S. Muskogee Ave. in Tahlequah will house veterans’ assistance and benefit offices, a kitchen, a community room, a library and a museum. The entrance will feature a “Wall of Honor” of Cherokee veterans.
Those interested in donating a piece of a family member’s military items should visit www.anadisgoi.com/veterans-center