The Mohican Veterans are proud to have members from the US Army, US Marine Corps, US Navy, US Air Force, US Coast Guard, and US Merchant Marines. They are also very proud to have members that have served in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm/Desert Shield, Operation Iraqi Freedom as well as all of our ancestors who fought for the United States of America in all wars including the Revolutionary War.
The Mohican Veterans were officially formed in 1997. They are active participants in the annual Mohican Veterans Pow-Wow, the community pow-wows at the Family Center, as well as surrounding area pow-wows.
The Mohican Veterans also take part in various community activities such as swearing in the New Tribal Council, Neighborhood Watch Walk, W'Chin'Din, the College of the Menominee Nation Graduation, annual parades in Gresham and Shawano, as well as many other community activities.
The Mohican Veterans are a very proud organization that strives to represent the Stockbridge Munsee Community. The Mohican Veterans represent the Community at various activities they attend as well as the work they perform. The Mohican Veterans want the Stockbridge-Munsee Community to remember the Veterans that have passed on or are still carrying on. To help represent and have the community remember there has been a Memorial set up on County Highway A in Bowler. The memorial is a wall with bricks that have the names of the soldiers that have passed on fighting for our country and the ones that continue to serve our country. The memorial was first dedicated to Veterans from the past and present on Veterans Day 2002.
This year there has been thirty-one new bricks added to the Memorial. Counting the current 3rd dedication the Veterans held on May 31, 2004 there are now 149 commemorative bricks on the memorial wall. The Mohican Veterans, as well as veterans from the surrounding communities, were in attendance. The ceremony, MC’ed by Robert Little, included an opening prayer by Rev. Josh Martin and a speech from President Bob Chicks. Chicks gave thanks to the veterans and those in attendance for the ceremony. He also stressed the importance of the day. The Ge Taa’se singers and Na Na Powe Singers were the drum groups bringing in the Veterans as well as playing the Veterans Song, Flag Song and Traveling Song. Doug Miller sang the National Anthem at the ceremony. Mohican Veteran and Council Member Gregg Duffek spoke about the importance of the day and remembering those who fought for the country and still do. Veteran Robert Jacobs also recited a poem he wrote. At the ceremony there was carnations sold that were placed beneath the stone of the veterans, family members wanted to honor.