Posted Tuesday, December 9, 2008 --- 4:15 p.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Five Oneida Nation veterans have been invited to march in President-elect Barack Obama's inaugural parade.
They will join military personnel and others from across the country in the parade down Pennsylvania Avenue following the swearing-in ceremony on the Capitol steps on Jan. 20.
In a statement, Obama says the organizations embody the best of the "nation's history, diversity and commitment to service."
Nearly 1,400 organizations applied to participate.
The Oneida Nation's public relations director, Bobbi Webster, says the veterans all live in Oneida, Wisconsin, and are honored to have been picked for the parade.
The committee made the announcement Monday.
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