Contractors raise a totem pole honoring veterans of the armed services into place in Hoonah on July 24, 2021, in a ceremony attended by hundreds. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Contractors raise a totem pole honoring veterans of the armed services into place in Hoonah on July 24, 2021, in a ceremony attended by hundreds. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Photos: Totem pole honoring veterans raised in Hoonah

Hundreds gather for ceremony.

Veterans parade the colors on July 24, 2021 as hundreds gathered in Hoonah for the raising of a totem pole honoring veterans of the armed services. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Veterans and active duty servicemembers, including Coast Guardsmen from Coast Guard Sector Juneau, carry a totem pole honoring veterans into place in Hoonah on July 24, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Contractors raise a totem pole honoring veterans of the armed services into place in Hoonah on July 24, 2021, in a ceremony attended by hundreds. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

George Bennett Sr., a Vietnam War veteran, speaks during a ceremony for the raising of a totem pole honoring veterans of the armed services in Hoonah on July 24, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Brig. Gen. Wayne Don, currently the highest-ranked Alaska Native in the armed services, speaks during a ceremony for the raising of a totem pole honoring veterans of the armed services in Hoonah on July 24, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

By Michael S. Lockett

Juneau Empire

Hundreds gather for ceremony.

Veterans parade the colors on July 24, 2021 as hundreds gathered in Hoonah for the raising of a totem pole honoring veterans of the armed services. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Veterans parade the colors on July 24, 2021 as hundreds gathered in Hoonah for the raising of a totem pole honoring veterans of the armed services. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Veterans and active duty servicemembers, including Coast Guardsmen from Coast Guard Sector Juneau, carry a totem pole honoring veterans into place in Hoonah on July 24, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Veterans and active duty servicemembers, including Coast Guardsmen from Coast Guard Sector Juneau, carry a totem pole honoring veterans into place in Hoonah on July 24, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

George Bennett Sr., a Vietnam War veteran, speaks during a ceremony for the raising of a totem pole honoring veterans of the armed services in Hoonah on July 24, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

George Bennett Sr., a Vietnam War veteran, speaks during a ceremony for the raising of a totem pole honoring veterans of the armed services in Hoonah on July 24, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Brig. Gen. Wayne Don, currently the highest-ranked Alaska Native in the armed services, speaks during a ceremony for the raising of a totem pole honoring veterans of the armed services in Hoonah on July 24, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Brig. Gen. Wayne Don, currently the highest-ranked Alaska Native in the armed services, speaks during a ceremony for the raising of a totem pole honoring veterans of the armed services in Hoonah on July 24, 2021. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

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