We encourage Indian tribes, veteran and non-veteran organizations, corporations, musicians and individuals to take an active role to help AIVMI achieve its mission. Send AIVMI Resolutions of Support, and/or letters of support. A sample Resolution of Support is available below. For a list of tribes and and organizations who have sent Resolutions and letter of Support, or additional information contact Stephen Bowers at the Seminole Tribe of Florida 954-966-6300 ext:11480 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHEREAS, American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians serve at the highest per capita in the Armed Forces compared to any group of Americans, and have served with valor in all the Nation’s wars from the Revolutionary War through the present; and
WHEREAS, an over whelming majority of the men of the Seminole Tribe of Florida served in the Vietnam War; and
WHEREAS, “The Three Servicemen” are wearing uniforms and carrying equipment of war, one serviceman has the appearance of a Caucasian, the other African-American, and the third resembles a Hispanic soldier; and
WHEREAS, none of the servicemen resemble an American Indian; and
WHEREAS, this American Indian Veterans Memorial Initiative shall be charged the responsibility to go into Indian Country to communicate with local, regional, and national Indian and non-Indian groups necessary to gather support in an effort to obtain Congressional authorization or an Executive Order to build a statue on the Vietnam Walkway on the National Mall in Washington D.C. that represents an American Indian; and
WHEREAS, the addition of the statue will recognize the contributions and sacrifices of the American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hawaiian Native during the Vietnam conflict.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Seminole Tribe of Florida [change the name to your own Tribal Governing Body] on behalf of its membership, hereby recognizes and approves the “American Indian Veterans Memorial Initiative — AIVMI”.