Suquamish Salutes Our Veterans



The Suquamish Tribe honors its Tribal veterans today and all who have served from Suquamish and beyond.

Suquamish veterans are gathering today for a physically distanced drive-in style viewing of the unveiling of the new National Native American Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.

That online presentation can also be viewed here.

Meanwhile, Suquamish Song & Dance also posted a video in tribute to veterans near and wide.

Suquamish Song & Dance — which includes Tyleeander Purser, Joey Holmes, Ryan Boure, Tina Jackson, and Kate Ahvakana — said they “raise our hands in thanks to the men and women who have served and continue to serve as the warriors who protect and sacrifice for us all. With these humble songs, we would like to honor you in a safe way with our appreciation.”

They shared two songs in the video.

Warrior Song
By James Old Coyote
“This song is the warrior song, we sing this to honor the warriors who have protected and served the Suquamish People and our nation, past and present. This song belongs to the male house post inside gʷədᶻadadalʔtxʷ.

Thank You Song
ʔəswəli –Zalmai Zahir & qʷialqʔ
By Peg Deam
“The words of this song say “thank you for the work you have done.” We sing this today to thank our veterans and raise our hands to them.”