Rosebud Sioux man puts welding talents to use at cemetery
Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Larry Cortez, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe
, is using his welding skills to help others.
Cortez is a student in the welding program at Southeast Technical College
As part of the program, he is welding new metal crosses at a cemetery on the Crow Creek Sioux Reservation in South Dakota.
“I’m not trying to get something out of it,” Cortez told The Winona Daily News. “It just gives you a good feeling to help your community.”
So far, Cortez has finished 20 crosses. He plans to replace as many at the cemetery as he can.
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(The Winona Daily News 5/11)
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