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The National Native American Veterans Memorial is a stainless-steel ring on top of a stylized stone drum with falling water. Around the memorial site are benches for visitors as well as four poles representing lances, where people are invited to tie prayer cloths. (Photo/Ryan Knappenberger/Cronkite News)

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Arizona veteran Darryl Blaine laughed and waved to onlookers as he marched toward the National Mall on Veterans Day, surrounded by fellow Native American vets and his family members from the Tohono O’odham Nation.

By By Ryan Knappenberger, Cronkite News November 22, 2022