As if you needed another one.
This day, the end of a nice warm weekend I prayed in a good way all weekend, as I know many other elders have, for all of our fallen troops, from the war to remove this country from bondage under other countries (Revolutionary War) up to these now ongoing wars and past into wars still to come. We, the first people of this land, call us what you wish, be it Indian, Native American, American Native, American Indian and so on, have been also right up front fighting to help protect our little piece of Mother Earth. I am not pleased that we lost so many of our people however, very proud of each and every one of them. The Morongo Band of Cahuilla Indians military veterans have a good idea that every state in this union throughout Indian country should be doing.
Bill seeks to raise funds for Native American Veterans’ Memorial-Memorial would be built on the National Mall.
The U.S. Department of Defense recognizes around 156,515 of our veterans have died and another 22,248 serving on active duty. With the Creators permission, I wish to pray a special pray of crossing for the same number and many more of our people that have died and/or are now serving this country not recognized by this government, are they serving or did they die in vain? I think not. American Indians have participated with distinction in U.S. military actions for more than 200 years.