PHOTOS: Veterans Day Pow Wow

Dancers young and old dressed in their best regalia to pay homage to our country's veterans. For the past 16 years, the annual Veteran's Day Pow Wow brings Native American dancers, drummers and singers from all over to sing and dance to honor those who serve or have served to protect the United States. (Photo by Kimberly Finnigan)

Dancers young and old dressed in their best regalia to pay homage to our country’s veterans. For the past 16 years, the annual Veterans Day Pow Wow brings Native American dancers, drummers and singers from all over to sing and dance to honor those who serve or have served to protect the United States. (Photo by Kimberly Finnigan)

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Dancers of all ages turned out to show their respect for our country's veterans during the 16th annual Veteran's Day Pow Wow. The Pow Wow kicked off Saturday afternoon with the grand procession and patrons had the opportunity to watch and learn about Native American dancing and music. The event is held at the Expo II at the Clearfield Driving Park on the weekend of  Veteran's Day (Photo by Kimberly Finnigan)

Dancers of all ages turned out to show their respect for our country’s veterans during the 16th annual Veterans Day Pow Wow. The Pow Wow kicked off Saturday afternoon with the grand procession and patrons had the opportunity to watch and learn about Native American dancing and music. The event is held at the Expo II at the Clearfield Driving Park on the weekend of Veterans Day (Photo by Kimberly Finnigan)

Military medals are displayed during the 16th annual Veteran's Day Pow Wow held Saturday and Sunday at the Clearfield Driving Park. The event features Native American dancing and music, along with craft vendors and food. Each year, the Pow Wow is held to honor America's veterans of the past, present and future. (Photo by Kimberly Finnigan)

Military medals are displayed during the 16th annual Veterans Day Pow Wow held Saturday and Sunday at the Clearfield Driving Park. The event features Native American dancing and music, along with craft vendors and food. Each year, the Pow Wow is held to honor America’s veterans of the past, present and future. (Photo by Kimberly Finnigan)

The POW/MIA table stands on display during the 16th annual Veteran's Day Pow Wow, held Saturday and Sunday at the Expo II building at the Clearfield Driving Park. The white tablecloth draped over the table represents the purity of their response to our country’s call to arms. The empty chair depicts an unknown face, representing no specific Soldier, Sailor, Airman, or Marine, but all who are not here with us. The table itself is round to show that our concern for them is never ending. The Bible represents faith in a higher power and the pledge to our country, founded as one nation under God. The napkin stands for the emptiness these warriors have left in the hearts of their families and friends. A Purple Heart medal can be pinned to the napkin. The single red rose reminds us of their families and loved ones. The red ribbon represents the love of our country, which inspired them to answer the nation’s call. The candle and its yellow ribbon symbolize the everlasting hope for a joyous reunion with those yet accounted for. The slices of lemon on the bread plate remind us of their bitter fate. The salt upon the bread plate represent the tears of their families. The wine glass, turned upside down, reminds us that our distinguished comrades cannot be with us to drink a toast or join in the festivities of the evening. (Photo by Kimberly Finnigan)

The POW/MIA table stands on display during the 16th annual Veterans Day Pow Wow, held Saturday and Sunday at the Expo II building at the Clearfield Driving Park. The white tablecloth draped over the table represents the purity of their response to our country’s call to arms. The empty chair depicts an unknown face, representing no specific Soldier, Sailor, Airman, or Marine, but all who are not here with us. The table itself is round to show that our concern for them is never ending. The Bible represents faith in a higher power and the pledge to our country, founded as one nation under God. The napkin stands for the emptiness these warriors have left in the hearts of their families and friends. A Purple Heart medal can be pinned to the napkin.
The single red rose reminds us of their families and loved ones. The red ribbon represents the love of our country, which inspired them to answer the nation’s call. The candle and its yellow ribbon symbolize the everlasting hope for a joyous reunion with those yet accounted for. The slices of lemon on the bread plate remind us of their bitter fate. The salt upon the bread plate represent the tears of their families. The wine glass, turned upside down, reminds us that our distinguished comrades cannot be with us to drink a toast or join in the festivities of the evening. (Photo by Kimberly Finnigan)

Dancers in Native American regalia participate in the 16th annual Veteran's Day Pow Wow, held at the Expo II building in the Clearfield Driving Park. The event is held each year on the weekend of Veteran's Day to honor those who have served and are presently serving in the United States military. (Photo by Kimberly Finnigan)

Dancers in Native American regalia participate in the 16th annual Veterans Day Pow Wow, held at the Expo II building in the Clearfield Driving Park. The event is held each year on the weekend of Veteran’s Day to honor those who have served and are presently serving in the United States military. (Photo by Kimberly Finnigan)

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