November 09, 2010 –
We-Ta-Se members at the 2009 Veterans Memorial Wall ceremony. Leading the group is Lorrie Wahwassuck whose name will be added to the wall this year for her service in Iraq.
The Veterans Memorial Wall is located in Prairie Peoples Park on the reservation.
MAYETTA: We-Ta-Se American Legion Post #410 will add eight Potawatomi names to the Veterans Memorial Wall during a ceremony this Thursday at 11 a.m. in Prairie Peoples Park.
One veteran “Pam-y-puck” Cadue (deceased), who is said to be the first Native American killed in action during World War I in 1917, will be honored with a special plaque and placement on the wall. Others to be recognized are Fred A. Comacho (Vietnam), Debra J. Lowe (Desert Storm), William Moore (Korea), Luther Pidgeon (WWII), Edmond C. Shepard (WWII), Lorrie C. Wahwassuck(Iraq), and George H. Williams (Korea).
We-Ta-Se is involved in other activities this week in the Topeka area and will plan to hold their 13thannual pow-wow on November 20 at the 4-H building in Holton, Kan. The pow-wow was previously postponed on September 25 due to rain at Prairie Peoples Park. Grand Entry begins at noon and 6 p.m. and raffle tickets previously sold will be honored. For more information call Frank Shopteese at 785.966.2580 or download a flier on this website’s homepage at www.pbpindiantribe.com.
For a complete listing of veterans on the wall go towww.pbpindiantribe.com/sub/veterans/VeteransWall/names_on_the_wall.htm