Oneida Indian Nation Homelands (January 6, 2020) – The Madison County War Veterans Committee recognized the Oneida Indian Nation this morning during a ceremony at the Madison County government offices for their contributions to the Madison County War Veterans Memorial. In attendance: Ray Halbritter, Oneida Indian Nation Representative and Turning Stone Enterprises CEO; Brian Patterson, Oneida Indian Nation Council Member; John Becker, Madison County Board of Supervisors Chairman; Todd Hood, Madison County Sherriff; and Members from the Madison County War Veterans Committee.

Last year, the Oneida Indian Nation donated funds to help build a permanent monument dedicated those lost in the War on Terror from Madison County: Lance Corporal Jeremy S. Lasher, United States Marine Corp; and Sergeant Edward H. Bolen, U.S. Army.  The monument now stands outside the Madison County Courthouse.

As First Allies of the United States, the Oneida Indian Nation has a legacy of supporting the U.S. military and honoring the distinguished men and women who serve. Members of the Oneida Indian Nation have served in the U.S. military in every major conflict since the country’s founding. That spirit of honor and service is a tradition passed down from generation to generation and continues to this day.

FOR MEDIA USE: To download photos from today’s ceremony, click HERE.