The Warriors See No Color Memorial Event recognizes the heroism of both Lyle Eagle Tail and Madison Wallace. On March 14th, 2013, 6 year old Garret Wallace fell in the icy waters at Falls Park here in Sioux Falls, SD. His sister, Madison Wallace jumped in to save him and Lyle Eagle Tail and his friends ran to help. Unfortunately both Lyle Eagle Tail and Madison Wallace perished that day.
In 2014, a handful of Native American community members came together to ensure that what Lyle Eagle Tail and Madison Wallace did that day was not forgotten. It was also important to the organizers that those organizations and service men and women involved in the lengthy and dangerous recovery efforts in 2013 were recognized by the Native American Community here in Sioux Falls. The event was attended by hundreds of community members including veterans, city and tribal dignitaries as well as many first responders and service men and women.
It is our hope that the memorial will become a yearly event.
The 2015 Warriors See No Color Memorial will take place on March 28, 2015 at the MultiCultural Center in Sioux Falls from 5:30 to 7 pm.
A candle light vigil will follow at Falls Park (near the Buffalo Statue) at 7:30 pm.
The event organizers would also like to highlight that both Lyle Eagle Tail and Madison Wallace received the National Carnegie Hero Award this past fall. The award is given to those individuals who knowingly risk their own lives in an attempt to save the life of another person. An announcement of the awarding of this Carnegie Hero Medal will take place at the event as well.
We have also included as ongoing Warriors See No Color Memorial plans to include an Art Auction and raffle to help raise funds towards placing a Memorial Marker near the site at Falls Park.
A fundraising account had been sent up for Warriors See No Color, web address: gofund.me/opj92g
This is a community event and we invite community members to become involved!
For more information please contact:
Stephanie Bolman 605-626-1031/Stephanie.Bolman@gmail.com
Jon Eagle 605-496-2723