Veterans at Buffalo Lodge Traditional 49 honoring on Friday, November 10.
By JOSEPH WADSWORTH
FORT HALL — The Buffalo Lodge Committee hosted a Traditional 49 and potluck to honor veterans on Friday, November 10.
The event started off with cedar and prayers from tribal elder Marlene Duran, followed by bringing in the flags/colors, along with the flag song, victory and honor songs.
Buffalo Lodge attendees greet veterans.
Traditional 49 songs were sung and then the veterans in audience were called up and honored by the Buffalo Lodge Committee. Vivian Wahtomy handed out plaques to each veteran that was present. Committee chair Alfred Wahtomy said the traditional 49 is a way to carry on the traditions back when his own uncle Leon Wahtomy and father Sam Wahtomy, both veterans, used to run the traditional 49’s which Alfred remembered when growing up.