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‘Don’t Hate, It’ll Kill You’ The Story of a Vietnam Veteran and His Fortitude

By Dustin Hughes
Au-Authm Action News

The Vietnam War was a conflict that spanned 10 years in the 1960s and ’70s and cost the lives of 58,000 young men and women. Over the next years there will be commemorations and ceremonies marking the 50th anniversary of various actions and events that occurred during the war, with veterans programs around the nation highlighting specific topics at their discretion.

 
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Mars Day at Salt River Elementary

By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News

On October 30, Mars Day took place at Salt River Elementary School (SRES) from the morning to the middle of the day. Events included a poster competition, lessons with hands-on activities, and a videoconference with retired U.S. Navy Commander and NASA astronaut John Herrington (Chickasaw). Classes took turns throughout the morning visiting the school library for the videoconference.

 

Huhugam Ki Museum 26th Anniversary Open House

By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News

To celebrate the Huhugam Ki Museum’s 26th anniversary, an open house was held on November 8 from noon to 6 p.m. About 150 people attended. In preparing for the event, Huhugam Ki Museum manager Gary Owens and staff wanted to keep it low-key, since last year was the big 25th-anniversary celebration. So they decided to try something new, contacting different Community groups to see if they would be interested in having an exhibit at the open house. Each group could design a two-panel display for their exhibit.

 

SRPMIC Employee Veterans

By Sheila Begay
Au-Authm Action News

On Friday, November 8, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community honored 38 employee veterans during a special event in the courtyard of the Two Waters Complex.