Chapter 565 Joins Native American Powwow

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 565 provided a color guard at the 6th Annual PowWow on Manatawny Creek in in Pottstown, Pa. The PowWow celebrates Native American culture with dance, music, food and more.

Emcee Barry Lee led dances and demonstrations with his native folk band, Spirit Wing. Native American-influenced merchandise, leather work, jewelry, art, clothing and children’s items was offered for sale.

Dance presentations included the Salinas Family Aztec Dancers and Hoop Dancer Matt Clair. A drum circle featured dancers Hanna Jacobs Keller and Michael Nephew, past president of the American Indian Society, and numerous singers.

“Each year the PowWow circuits throughout the nation recognize veterans of the armed forces and first responders as an integral part of our tradition, and we are glad to be honoring the American Legion Sanatoga chapter, as well,” organizer Ron Williams told The Mercury.

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