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VA honors Native Americans in ceremony

November 17, 2018

HARLINGEN — The VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System hosted a special event this morning in honor of Native American Heritage Month and those who served.

The event featured various dances and a drum circle performance by members of the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas.

“I think this ceremony is very important because it allows the community to see how diverse our military really is and how the Native American Community has taken part in the military since the Revolutionary War up to present,” said VA Texas Coastal Bend Healthcare System Privacy Officer Gregorio Kishketon, who served in the Marine Corps and is the Tribal Elder of the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma.

Kishketon says the ceremony honored all veterans for their service.

ahernandez@valleystar.com

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