Former Sen. Campbell raises funds for veterans memorial in DC

Former. Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell. Photo from Arizona Indian Gaming Association / Facebook

Former Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colorado), a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, is helping raise funds for a memorial to Indian veterans that will be located at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

Campbell, who retired in 2004, served in the Korean War. He's now one of the co-chairs of the advisory committee for the memorial.

“I think, from our standpoint, the point of the memorial is twofold,” Campbell told The Durango Herald. “To give our Native American youth an awareness of the importance of Native Americans in defending this country, and secondly, to give the public at large who do not know much about them more information.”

Campbell will be helping raise funds for the memorial that was authorized by H.R.2319, the Native American Veterans' Memorial Amendments Act of 2013. About $15 million will be needed for planning, design and implementation.

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