Letter: Native American Heritage Day is the Friday after Thanksgiving, not Nov. 5

To the editor:

Regarding the issue of a proclamation of the mayor and council of the city of Winslow proclaiming Nov. 5 Winslow Native American Day, Congress designates Native American Heritage Day as the Friday following Thanksgiving each year.

Native Americans are the descendants of the aboriginal, indigenous, native people who were the original inhabitants of, and who governed, the lands that now constitute the United States.

Native Americans have volunteered to serve in the United States Armed Forces and have served with valor in all of the Nation's military actions from the Revolutionary War through the present day and, in most of those actions, more Native Americans per capita served in the armed forces than any other group of Americans.

Mike Roth

Winslow, Ariz.

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