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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) --Robin Bowen, her husband, relatives, and friends are drumming, singing, and prepping for next weekend. It's one of their favorite days of the year. A day they get to celebrate their heritage, and their status as veterans in the form of a Pow Wow at the Americana Community Center.
Bowen, one of the driving forces behind the celebration, knew all about the military at an early age.
"I had a father in the army that served in the Korean War, brothers in Vietnam, Uncles in the Korean War and W.W.II," she explained.
It was no surprise when she enlisted and later served in Desert Storm as a part of the Military Police.
"Everybody was worried and there was a lot of fear, but we all pulled together, and took care of each other," Bowen said.
The bonds she formed overseas with fellow servicemen and women are unbreakable to this day. So too, are the new relationships she forms with other veterans she meets everyday.
"You don't know each other, sometimes you've never seen each other, but you're veterans, and that means a lot," Bowen told WDRB.
The Pow Wow will mean a lot too for people who sometimes carry rough memories, perhaps some permanent injuries, and people who miss the camaraderie you can only find among vets.
"We all come together and let our veterans know that we have not forgotten," said Bowen.
The Pow Wow takes place next Saturday and Sunday at the Americana Community Center on Southside Drive.