18th Annual Pipe Ceremony To Honor Veterans Of All Conflicts & Active Duty Personnel
Arlington National Cemetery
Sunday, 17 of November 2013
at 12 Noon
About the Veterans’ Pipe Ceremony
We come together at this time to pray for all those put themselves in harm’s way in defense of the People: the Veterans of all conflicts and all active duty personnel. In 1996 the originator of this pipe ceremony, Dick Baker of the Isleta Pueblo and a Marine Corps Veteran, approached the Spiritual Advisor to NYA upon his completion of a four day fast on the ellipse in front of the white house; In a sacred manner requested that he accept the honor and responsibility of continuing this pipe ceremony. It is conducted each year on the Sunday after Veterans’ Day in Arlington National Cemetery at the site of the Tree of Life and the Native American Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which is the only national monument in DC honoring American Indians.
NYA welcomes all people of all beliefs to witness this Indigenous Ceremony whose roots pre-date written history. All Pipe Carriers, Eagle Staffs, Color Guards, Veterans and those who wish to participate please RSVP to NativeYouthAlliance@gmail.com
For more info, call 202 423 6679