This post has been a long time coming…however I suppose it is better late than never. This was a very interesting story to cover because it had several unique aspects. I have covered several soldier homecomings and think each welcome home deserves as much coverage as possible. This wasn’t a group of soldiers, it was a single soldier. But this was like no homecoming I have ever attended.
Corporal Warren Queton served in the army for a year in Iraq. He is Native American, so to welcome him home there was a pow wow put on by his family. These pow wow’s are full of symbolism and we were allowed to witness a lot of ceremonies that are normally closed to the public. It was one of the most emotional homecomings I have ever witnessed. I also learned new things about Native American customs and traditions. Each step, color and movement has a meaning. I think everyone should explore the tribal traditions. It is a fascinating history and one worth keeping alive.