Soochiwa Kapi ‘Ivikay – “Coffee with Veterans”

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Council Member Ramona Eagle thanks Southern Ute veteran, Russell Box, Sr., for his service during the Vietnam War.
The temporary exhibit erected in the Hall of Warriors also created interest among the tribal membership. Tribal elder Marty Pinnecoose attended the final morning to view the artifacts and share his own stories.
Tribal elder and Vietnam veteran, Tim Watts, discusses his shared military experience with Captain Charles Hamby also a veteran. Watts also shared details of the patches on his Southern Ute Veterans Association coat.
Tribal elder and Vietnam veteran, Eddie Box, Jr. took a moment from work to visit with his grandson, Roman Seibel, enjoy breakfast, and view the exhibit. The Veterans exhibit will remain up through the end of November.
Southern Ute Tribal Council Member, Vanessa Torres and her husband, Mark Torres (Navy) attend the Coffee with Veterans event on Tuesday, Nov. 9.
Southern Ute Air Force Veteran, Russell Box Sr. views the special Southern Ute Veterans Exhibit during the Coffee with Veterans event.
Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy students visit with Veterans and view the Veterans Exhibit on Wednesday, Nov. 10 during Soochiwa Kapi ‘Ivkay ‘Coffee with Veterans.’
Lindsay Box | SU Council Affairs
Lindsay Box | SU Council Affairs
Lindsay Box | SU Council Affairs
Lindsay Box | SU Council Affairs
McKayla Lee | SU Drum
McKayla Lee | SU Drum
McKayla Lee | SU Drum
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The Southern Ute Tribal Council honored Southern Ute Veterans and employees who served by hosting a multi-day event called “Soochiwa Kapi ‘Ivkay,” or Coffee with Veterans. The program was held from Monday, Nov. 8 through Wednesday, Nov. 10 at the Hall of Warriors in the Leonard C. Burch Administration Building. The event showcased a special proclamation written by Tribal Council which thanked all veterans for their service and sacrifice. A special exhibit was also featured in the Hall of Warriors showcasing items from the Southern Ute Museum along with photographs, banners and a video. Refreshments were served and gifts were given to all veterans who attended. The temporary exhibit will remain open through the month of November.

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