Ceremony marks anniversary of Lori Piestewa's deathFriday, March 23, 2007
A ceremony was being held this morning to honor Lori Piestewa, the Hopi woman who died in action in Iraq.
Piestewa died when her unit came under attack on March 23, 2003. Some of her fellow soldiers, including Jessica Lynch, her best friend, survived.
Lynch, along with fellow unit members Shoshana Johnson, Joseph Hudson and Patrick Miller, were set to attend the memorial at Piestewa Peak in Phoenix. The peak was renamed in honor of Piestewa.
Today's events also include a gourd dance for veterans and a reception and candlelight vigil.
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