Concert to benefit Piestewa children <br>

“The tri-city area (Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley) is reaching out to the children,” he said. “We’re hoping to fill the hall the night of the benefit.”

Yavapai College has donated its performance hall for the cause.

The Lori Piestewa Children’s Fund has been established at Compass Bank. Donations can be made any Compass Bank. For more information about the planned benefit concert or about donating, telephone Cimorelli at 928-776-6013.

Hopi Tribe will honor Pfc. Lori Piestewa Thursday

— At 1 p.m. MST on Thursday, April 24, the Hopi Tribe in collaboration with the American Legion Hopi Post No. 80, the Hopi Veteran’s Services and the Office of the Chairman will host a memorial service to celebrate and honor the contribution and life of Pfc. Lori Ann Piestewa. The service will be held at the Hopi Veterans Memorial Center located approximately three miles east of Kykotsmovi village on Highway 264.

The service to honor Lori Ann Piestewa, “Qotsa-hon-mana” (White Bear Girl), was scheduled for this time period as a show of respect to the Piestewa family to complete the customary Hopi burial.

The official Hopi Memorial Service will be held on behalf of the Hopi people in remembrance and respect of Lori Ann Piestewa.

“Having this memorial to honor and pay tribute to Lori Ann will provide the Hopi community with the opportunity to come together, and now that Lori is home and has been laid to rest we as a community can respectfully assemble to remember and celebrate her instead of mourning her passing,” said Chairman Wayne Taylor.

Piestewa was a member of the 507th Maintenance Company at Fort Bliss, Texas that was ambushed on March 23. Her two children; Brandon, 4 and Carla 3, her parents and three siblings survive her.

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