USS Arizona foundation to present medal to Indigenous veteran of the Six Nations at Canmet – Hamilton Spectator

USS Arizona foundation to present medal to Indigenous veteran of the Six Nations at Canmet – Hamilton Spectator

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 202284 Views

June 23, 2022

The oldest living Indigenous veteran of the Six Nations of the Grand River, Welby “Ike” Isaacs, will be honoured June 23 by the Lauren Bruner Foundation in Hamilton with the first USS Arizona Medal of Freedom.

A traditional blessing ceremony is scheduled to take place at CanmetMATERIALS on Longwood Road in honour of the 1,512 crew members of the USS Arizona on Dec. 7, 1941, including six Canadians. They have identified five of the six sailors that served on the Arizona originally from Saskatchewan and one from Alberta.

“I am proud to have been selected to receive the USS Arizona Medal of Freedom,” said Isaacs.

Read More: https://www.thespec.com/local-ancaster/news/2022/06/23/uss-arizona-foundation-to-present-medal-to-indigenous-veteran-of-the-six-nations-at-canmet.html

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