Roy Two Bears, representing Los Angeles' Native American Veterans Association, stood watch over "The Gift" during the Memorial Day Dedication.

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AIANVMC Executive Group

Honorary Chairman Bo Mazzetti – Tribal Council Chairman, Rincon Band of Luiseňo Indians, Pauma Valley, CA; U.S. Navy Veteran, Vietnam; phone & email - 760.749.1092, bomazzetti@aol.com

Chairwoman Sharron Savage – Ojibwa Descendant, L’Anse Band of Chippewa Indians, Keweenaw Bay, MI; Retired Council Staff for Morongo Band of Mission Indians; phone & email – 951.306.5656, ac.sl.savage@gmail.com

Paul Adkins – Chairman of the Riverside National Cemetery Support Committee, phone & email – 951.202.5353, 82nmedic@earthlink.net

Vice Chairman Frank Johnson – Morongo Band of Mission Indians Tribal Member; U.S. Army Specialist 5, Vietnam. Former Chairman Morongo Planning Commission. phone & email – 760.408.9425, phrank2631@aol.com

Veterans Coordinator Angelo Schunke - Morongo Band of Mission Indians Tribal Member, Banning, CA; U.S. Navy, Retired; Contractor /Business Owner; Member of Morongo Planning Commission; phone & email - 909.229.2273, sunk@integrity.com

Cynthia Schomberg – Sculptor’s Agent, Schomberg Studios, Evergreen, Colorado & Palm Springs, California; phone & email – 303.674.4807 & 303.905.1205, schombergstudios@att.net

Public Relations and Media Coordinator Nikki Symington – Retired, Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians Public Relations; phone & email – 619.922.2172, nsymington42@gmail.com

David Roman –Taino, Arawak Indian Nation Tribal Member; U.S. Marine Corps, Vietnam, Retired; Tribal Court Morongo Band of Mission Indians; phone & email 760-799-9081, modakathanyou@yahoo.com

Daniel Smith III – Cherokee ancestry; MGySGT. U.S. Marine Corps, Retired; Riverside National Cemetery Memorial Honor Detail, Chairman of the Board; phone & email 951.961.4012 and 951.377.4988, mastergunns3@aol.com

Celebrity Spokesperson Saginaw Grant – Native American character actor, dancer, motivational speaker and the Hereditary Chief of the Sac-n-Fox, Iowa and Otoe-Missouria Nations; Recipient of the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award at Oceanside International Film Festival for his movie and TV work

Manuel “Manny” Mendivil –Tohono O’odham Nation Member; USMC Vietnam Veteran; phone & email – 626.465.9308, mendivilmanuel5@gmail.com

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Maurice Lyons, In Memoriam, Emeritus 2005 Originator of American Indian Veterans Memorial Project, Former Morongo Band of Mission Indians Tribal Council Chairman

U.S. Air Force Brig. General Stan Brown, In Memoriam, Emeritus 2005 Originator of American Indian Veterans Memorial Project, Former Commander March Field Air Base