The Stories

Leaving a Legacy

The purpose of the American Indian Veterans Monument is to honor the lives of American Indian Veterans who have served in the military throughout the history of the United States. Their stories must be told and their legacy preserved, for the benefit of future generations.


There is no national monument dedicated to those who have demonstrated tremendous courage and dedication to military service in defending their country.


It would be a tragedy if this history was not memorialized and their stories passed on to inspire the next generation of leaders.

Showcased Stories

Below are a few showcased stories from the myriad of stories to be told. Those who are unaware of the significant contributions of American Indian and Alaska Native veterans, will appreciate these short story "snapshots."


The specific stories below were chosen to represent the various categories and are part of public domain, therefore, able to be used freely. Stories are referenced on the Naval History & Heritage Command website.

Would you like your story shared?

If so, please send it to us ... Inspire the next generation of leaders!


The Legacy Continues

Share your Story

Many of you have a story to share. We would love to hear from you!


If you would like to share your personal story, or the story of a family member or friend who is a Native American/Alaska Native veteran, please send the information to us either by Email or by mail at:


American Indian Veterans Monument
P.O. Box 202, Beaumont, CA 92223


Do not send original documents or photographs! Send copies only. Longer than one page will be edited.

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Veterans Memorial Committee
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