ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. --
Whether you are team ‘salad bowl’ or team ‘melting pot’, most Americans can agree that the nation’s fabric is multicultural, made strong through the contributions of many various ethnic groups.
To honor the contributions of some of her original weavers, Robins will celebrate Native American Indian Heritage Month with events meant to honor the culture while educating the community in the process. The Department of Defense celebrates several heritage observance months and Patricia Williams, Robins NAIHM committee chairperson, said she is truly thankful for the celebration of diversity.
“I think it is great for us all to learn about our cultures and work together as a team to support our base and community,” she said.
The theme for the celebration is “Leading the Way to Healthier Nations,” something that hits home in more ways than one for Williams who is half Cherokee.
“I really like this theme since I am a nurse and a strong supporter of volunteering,” she said. “I have always believed in giving back of my time and service.”
To help educate the base on the Native American culture there will be a tri-fold board set up at the base gym throughout the month.
There will also be a free showing of the film “Windtalkers” at the Base Theater Thursday, Nov. 10, at 5 p.m.
The final event will be on Nov. 15 when committee members will sharing items from their culture at the Base Library from noon to 1 p.m.