Native American veterans hope for memorial on DC's National Mall
About 200,000 Native Americans have served in the U.S. armed forces, fighting in every conflict from the American Revolution to Afghanistan. But there isn't a monument for these heroes along the National Mall in Washington, D.C., an omission that Hawaiian Sen. Brian Schatz hopes to change. Schatz has proposed legislation that would allow the National Museum of the American Indian to start raising funds for an appropriate memorial. But Schatz's proposal would place the monument on the museum grounds; others want it to be with the other military memorials instead.
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