National Native American Veterans Memorial

November 11, 2020 – Indefinitely

The National Native American Veterans Memorial. Photo by Alan Karchmer for the National Museum of the American Indian

National Museum of the American Indian
4th Street and Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC

On the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian Floor Plan

An elevated stainless-steel circle balanced on an intricately carved stone drum, the design of the National Native American Veterans Memorial is simple and powerful, timeless and inclusive. The design incorporates water for sacred ceremonies, benches for gathering and reflection, and four lances where veterans, family members, tribal leaders, and others can tie cloths for prayers and healing. The memorial creates an interactive yet intimate space for gathering, remembrance, reflection, and healing. It welcomes and honors Native American veterans and their families, and educates the public about their extraordinary contributions.