One who carries the people
By Journal Staff
IRON MOUNTAIN — A piece of Indigeonous history has found a place to honor area veterans.
Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center recently received a donation of Native American flutes.
The donor requested that they be given to Native American veterans, specifically veterans who personify the Native American definition of a warrior, or “one who carries the people.”
One of the veterans who received a flute was Robert Hazen.
Medical center officials say Hazen is a tireless advocate and activist for his community and that he truly carries his people.
Hazen helps inform Native American veterans about VA services available to them.
The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Facility in Iron Mountain is one of nine veteran’s care clinic locations in the Upper Peninsula and northeastern Wisconsin.
It provides primary care and specialty care services to area veterans.
The facility can be reached at 906-774-3300 or toll-free at 1-800-215-8262.
Other community outpatient clinics located in the U.P. are in Gladstone, Ironwood, Marquette, Manistique, Menominee and Sault Ste. Marie.
To learn more about what each location offers, go to www.va.gov/iron-mountain-health-care.