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Senate resolution supports building Native memorial

By Associated Press 7:16 AM April 1, 2014

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Senate Monday unanimously passed a resolution calling for the construction of the American Indian Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The memorial will honor American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian veterans who fought and died in U.S. wars since the American Revolution.

Senate Joint Resolution 19, sponsored  by Sen. Bill Wielechowski, a Democrat from Anchorage, calls for supporting the American Indian Veterans Memorial Initiative.

Wielechowski noted that of the 151,000 living Native American veterans, some 5,500 are Alaska Natives.

In 2011 Florida Seminole tribal member Stephen Bowers, a Vietnam combat veteran, launched a national effort to have the memorial constructed near the Vietnam Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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