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WWII Pow And Eastern Shoshone Tribal Elder To Be Honored With Flag Ceremony By Wyoming Governor
Free public event. Flag ceremony to honor WWII POW and Eastern Shoshone Tribal Elder Starr Weed. Historic day. Feast to follow., 10/14/2012 - (Fort Washakie, WY) Knobby Brown Integrity Productions to Wrap Its Documentary “Starr Weed” at Historic Event

Knobby Brown Integrity Productions has been on a journey to produce film and documentaries celebrating the heritage of native Indian culture and compelling stories in general. Knobby Brown is currently wrapping a documentary on Eastern Shoshone Tribal Elder Morning Starr Moses Weed, Sr. (99) and former WWII POW titled “Starr Weed” and will be filming the ceremony for its feature.

Sacred Honor and Ceremony Details:

Date: 10.17.2012

Time: 3PM to 5PM MDT

Cost: Free to the public with reservations at click here or just stop in

Location: Rocky Mountain Hall - 15 North Fork Road, Fort Washakie, WY 82514

Presenters and Speakers: Margie Small, CEO of Knobby Brown Integrity Productions, business leader and legendary trial lawyer Kent Spence to introduce the Wyoming Governor Matt Mead, the Governor and granddaughter to Starr Weed, Starr Weed, Jr., to present American flag to Starr Weed. Formal welcome to attending dignitaries, family, POWs, veterans, and tribal councils. Barb Vietti to sing the "Lord's Prayer" and Kaylei Cady-Weed to perform it in sign-language.

Other key features:

Shoshone Traditional Drum Group: Big Wind Singers, Wayland Bonatsie, Helena Oldman, Lyle Oldman, Willie Roberts

Elder/ Spiritual Speakers: Tim Tyler, Warm Valley-Eastern Shoshone Tribe, Roberta Wesaw-Engavo, Warm Valley - Eastern Shoshone Tribe

Warm Valley Spritual Leader(s)/ Prayer/ Cedar Ceremony: Philbert McLeod and Stanford "Butch" Devinney

Veterans/Color Guard Richard Pogue Post 81: Gilbert Jarvis, Wade LeBeau, Wyman Weed, Baptiste Weed, Finn Snyder, John Myers, Joe Henan, Dexter Aoah Sr., Andy "Frisco" Vasquez Jr.

** Honorary celebration feast to follow for attendees

“We wanted to honor Mr. Weed for his service and sacrifice to his country and leadership within the tribal communities and believed a formal flag ceremony would be fitting,” says Margie Small, CEO. “We’ve been working with an incredible team of producers, writers, filmmakers, technologists, and alliances to make this happen,” says Andy Valadez, Chief Marketing Officer for Knobby Brown and CEO of Marketing Dynamics (based in Houston). “We want to thank the Governor’s Office, Shoshone Business Council, Wyoming Veterans Commission, and all of those who have made this possible,” says Mrs. Small.

For more information please visit: click here or To RSVP, e-mail: or call 940.255.9141, Margie Small.

About Knobby Brown Integrity Productions:

Knobby Brown Integrity Productions was created to honor the selfless work of the late Leon J. “Knobby Brown” McConnell who succumbed to cancer at age 56. The company is dedicated to honoring his memory by producing high-quality productions with professional teams respecting tribal heritage and remembering history. Knobby Brown was founded by Margie Small, CEO with a vision of building on each other’s strengths in film production. For more information visit: click here


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