Schatz Carries On Inouye Dream For Native American Memorial

National Museum of the American Indian

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As memorials for veterans of the Vietnam and other wars have gone up around the National Mall over the years, Native American veterans say they have felt excluded.

None of the figures of service members have looked like them. Robert Holden, deputy director of the National Congress of Native Americans, said the group was told a Hispanic figure in the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was supposed to represent not only Hispanics but Native Americans.

But that wasn’t satisfying, he said.

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