July 22, 2009 –
MAYETTA: Tribal members Charles Wakole and Robert Jackson said goodbye to their families and friends on July 22 to join approximately 80 other soldiers who are members of the 2nd Battalion, 130th Field Artillery Kansas National Guard. The soldiers will be a part of a military tour to the Egyptian Sinai. Many Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation tribal members attended the ceremony that was held in the Holton High School auditorium and the We-Ta-Se American Legion Color Guard posted colors for the event. The photos below were taken after the ceremony before the men left.