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VASO Museum

VASO History

It is our honor and pleasure to secure for our Muscogee (Creek) veterans all earned benefits and services from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs. Furthermore, we continually build and display inside, and outside, the veterans building/museum a lasting reminder of the sacrifices and contributions of Muscogee veterans.

All funding for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Veterans Affairs Service department and construction of the special building was approved in early 2006 by the MCN National Council. The construction of the building was completed in 2007, and the the Veterans Affairs Service Office (VASO) occupied on 14 September 2007. Since then, we have helped hundreds of veterans with disability claims with the VA and any paperwork the veteran needs processing. VASO operates with three employees—director, executive officer, and an operations officer.

VASO Museum

Organized by branch of service, the display cases in the VASO museum hold valuable artifacts from our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, and Airmen. Some artifacts date back to WWI. To donate you can be a veteran, family member, or friend. All original artifacts are not the property of VASO or Muscogee (Creek) Nation. You can display as long as you like. If you choose to come get donated items back, you are free to do so. The veteran’s name, as well as the donor’s name, will be engraved into the identification tag displayed in front of donated items.

Requirements:

Proof of veterans MCN citizenship

Proof of discharge papers from service (recommend veteran’s DD2214).

Veterans Seal

The words on the seal: “MVSKOKE SULETAWVLKE ESTOFIS EKVNV HOMVN SAPAKLEARES” meaning “Muscogee Soldiers – We have always been at the Front.” These profoundly stated words represent our soldiers who have since the very beginning been there to fight not only for America, but for our Tribe and our Lands.

The 10 stars represent the different wars our veterans have fought in and continue to fight in today. Starting with the War of 1812 also known as the Redstick War, Civil War, where many Creeks fought on both sides, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam War, Panama, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq.

The Red Eagle and the Pentagon: The Red Eagle represents out Muscogee people and behind the eagle, the pentagon represents the U.S. Military.

*Note the four traditional war colors are blue, white, black, and red, which are used to top the VASO building. These colors represent the ethos of a Muscogee warrior. They are as follows:
Blue: Back to the Creator
White: Peace
Black: Death
Red: War

Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Veterans Affairs Service Office
P.O. Box 580
Okmulgee, OK 74447

Phone: (918) 732-7739
Fax: (918) 732-7951

Hours: Monday – Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm

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