DEATHS

Jerry Patterson, 77

Born December 27, 1942

Died February 17, 2020

Larry Jackson Cooper, 78

Born March 14, 1941

Died January 21, 2020

Charles Berry Smither, 82

Born January 30, 1937

Died January 20, 2020

Kevin Dean Brannon, 55

Born August 4, 1964

Died January 20, 2020

Frank Delmedico, 87

Born October 17, 1932

Died January 20, 2020

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THINGS TO DO

Friday, January 24

Bull Riders Inc. National Finals

Saturday, January 25

Bull Riders Inc. National Finals
JJ Hall Band plays Muskogee Brewing Company
Indian Nations in the Civil War presentation
Ribbon Skirt Workshop

Monday, September 9, 2019, 10:16 AM

The Cherokee Nation’s Sixth Annual Cherokee Warrior Flight departs today for Washington, D.C., with 10 veterans who served during the Korean War or Vietnam wars.

Each year the Cherokee Nation funds the flight for Cherokee veterans to see the national war memorials erected in their honor at the nation’s capital.

On Sept. 9 through Sept. 11, veterans will tour the White House, Smithsonian’s Museum of the American Indian and the U.S. Capitol, and visit the Pentagon 9/11 memorial, among many other sites.

The Cherokee Nation has taken 50 Cherokee veterans on the Cherokee Warrior Flight over the past six years.

“I’m proud that we are part of a Nation that has the heart and the gratitude for the veterans and the sacrifices they’ve made through the years,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs S. Joe Crittenden, a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. “We can say thank you and honor them by showing them the testimonies of their sacrifice.”

On Sunday, a dinner was held at Cherokee Hotel and Casino West Siloam Springs to present the warriors with flight vests and caps and wish them safe travels.

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