Photos: Haskell celebrates Veterans Day with speeches, traditions

photo by: Chad Lawhorn

A crowd gathered near the veterans memorial outside the cultural center on Haskell Indian Nations University on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020.

A crowd of about 40 people gathered at Haskell Indian Nations University on Wednesday for a Veterans Day celebration that included traditional commemorative speeches and Native American musical and spiritual traditions.

photo by: Chad Lawhorn

Lt. Col. Nikki Phelan, commander of the Air Force ROTC unit at the University of Kansas, gives remarks Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 at a Veterans Day celebration at Haskell Indian Nations University.

photo by: Chad Lawhorn

Haskell Indian Nations University President Ronald Graham provides closing remarks at a Veterans Day celebration at the university on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020.

photo by: Chad Lawhorn

A ceremonial fire burns on the campus of Haskell Indian National University on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 as part of the school’s Veterans Day ceremony.

photo by: Chad Lawhorn

Manny King, center, brings a crowd around a ceremonial fire on the Haskell Indian Nations University campus on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. As part of a Veterans Day celebration, Haskell officials used the fire and a the boughs of an evergreen tree, following a Native American creation story, to provide protection to current and future veterans.

photo by: Chad Lawhorn

Lt. Col. Nikki Phelan, commander of the Air Force ROTC unit at the University of Kansas, gives remarks Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 at a Veterans Day celebration at Haskell Indian Nations University.

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