Veterans Day—Honoring IAIA Community Members

Veterans Day this year is on Wednesday, November 11—it’s a holiday in which we take time to celebrate and honor the duty and sacrifice of persons who have served in the United States Armed Forces. It is due to their commitment that we continue to enjoy this country’s freedoms that we all treasure. Please join me in expressing gratitude to all veterans, and especially to the members of the IAIA community for their service.

  • Patrick Collins (Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan), IAIA Student, United States Marine Corps
  • Lisette Irizarry (Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux of Montana), IAIA Student, United States Navy
  • Melanie Buchleiter, Interim Registrar, United States Marine Corp Reserves
  • Doug Bootes (Saponi Descendant), Adjunct Faculty

Wishing you a happy and safe holiday,

Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee)
IAIA President

“I served in both Desert Storm and the Iraq War. I am in my senior year at IAIA.”
Patrick Collins

IAIA Student, United States Marine Corps

“I’m thankful to have served my country, and having been one of two Natives on board the USS Jason Dunham, I am honored to represent the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.”
Lisette Irizarry

IAIA Student, United States Navy

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