by Gloria Montgomery, CRDAMC Public Affairs
FORT HOOD, Texas –Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center (CRDAMC) celebrated National American Indian Heritage Month November 2. Guest speaker for the ceremony was Dr. Loriene Roy, a professor in the School of Information at the University of Texas. CRDAMC employee, Geovanny Montufar, provided the musical entertainment. Archeologists with the Fort Hood Cultural Resource Management (FHCRM) team also were on hand to explain some of the Indian artifacts discovered on Fort Hood.
National American Indian Heritage Month is celebrated annually during the month of November to honor American Indian and Alaska natives. This year’s theme is “Sovereignty, Trust, Resilience.”
In celebrating National American Indian Heritage Month the Army recognizes there is great strength in diversity. Throughout history, Native Americans have served in this nation’s military with great courage and distinction. Historically, Native Americans have the highest record of military service per capita when compared to other ethnic groups. Today more than 9,000 Native Americans serve in the total force, and are all critical members of the Army team.