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San Manuel Supports American Indian Veterans Memorial


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Native American, veterans, memorial )

Lone
- 3020 days ago - sbsun.com
RIVERSIDE - They were among the Marines who raised the stars and stripes atop Mount Suribachi during the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima. American Indian code talkers from 13 tribes relayed critical communications using their native languages to stump



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Rhonda Maness (580)
Tuesday March 16, 2010, 9:51 pm
Thanks Terry
 

Debra L (34)
Tuesday March 16, 2010, 9:54 pm
This is a proud and long awaited moment for alot of Native American soldier's that fought for this country in many and all the war's. It's about time they are given some sort of recognition. THEY DESERVE MORE THAN THIS, THEY DESERVE TO BE KNOWN ALSO IN HISTORY BOOK'S LIKE OTHER'S! THEY ARE ROLE MODEL'S AND HERO'S AND GREAT WARRIOR'S. I AM PROUD TO BE INDIAN!
 

Gloria L (58)
Tuesday March 16, 2010, 10:41 pm
I have the greatest respect of the many Native Americans who have given and continue to give service to
this land, Mother Earth. Attend a pow-wow and see the veterans come in at the beginning. Given respect.
 

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Wednesday March 17, 2010, 2:58 am
Thank you Lone!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 17, 2010, 4:19 am
My father, a native from the Temecula Band of Luiseno Indians, was a veteran and was awarded the Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal (V) for action in South Vietnam. The Pechanga tribe has turned it's back on he and his family.Thank you Morongo and San Manuel for standing up for our veterans
acekard ds
 

linda b (186)
Wednesday March 17, 2010, 4:50 am
Throughout the centuries the Native Americans have suffered such great injustices.Their recognition has been well overdue and they should receive all the recogition that can be been given, for these trully brave warriors are so deserving of it.TY LW.
 

Marian B (11)
Wednesday March 17, 2010, 5:43 am
About time is what I say. Thanks Lone.
 

Gillian M (218)
Wednesday March 17, 2010, 12:02 pm
Finally, the recognition that they deserve. Thanx Terry.
 

Pat Prest (50)
Wednesday March 17, 2010, 1:15 pm

This is one step in the right direction, finally!

It is great to see the Natives get the recognition they deserve, and its about time too!
 

Marilyn K (50)
Wednesday March 17, 2010, 1:25 pm
The American Indian Natives that served our country so valiantly should absolutely have a Memorial in their honor. It is long over due.
 

Craig Zimmerman (86)
Wednesday March 17, 2010, 2:06 pm
A memorial for Native American veterans is long past due. Native Americans fought bravely for America even though they have been repeatedly abused by the U.S. government. Congress also needs to address the poverty that exists on so many reservations.
 

Ronna S (22)
Wednesday March 17, 2010, 2:38 pm
Long overdue..... our First Americans deserve to be honored and remembered..then..and ...NOW! Every family has their share of sadness and tragedy..assimilation is also a sadness, for if you do not have the information to pass on, you cannot honor them properly... You are rich indeed, when you can remember your relatives-----for we are all related!
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Wednesday March 17, 2010, 7:38 pm
It's about time , great !!!
 

Inez Gudermuth (0)
Wednesday March 17, 2010, 9:45 pm
It is about time. Thank you, Lone.
 

Janice Lawrence (43)
Thursday March 18, 2010, 6:51 pm
This is too cool. Those guys played pivotal roles in WWII. They deserve recognition!
 

Shari G (27)
Friday March 19, 2010, 1:21 pm
More baby steps. Glad to see something finally. Thanks Terry
 

Deborah L (70)
Saturday May 8, 2010, 10:10 pm
The first woman killed in Iraq was a Native American woman Lori Piestewa, yet most have never heard of her. All the media we heard talked about Jessica Lynch. Lori was Hopi and left 2 children and a husband. I heard about her a a Memorial Day Veterans powwow in Marion, Michigan during a special prayer ceremony for our vets. Details of her death were very different than what you would hear of from Wikipedia or other news sources. The details we were told came from Indian country and other veterans and as I stood there tears ran down my face for this person I never met for the sacrifices she made for this country believing she was doing the right thing.

Years later I still think of her and about the admitted lies the previous administration told-almost 930+ admitted by G.W.Bush himself-finally-that involved this country into an illegal war of aggression and the cost paid by our veterans and against the people whos country(ies) that America invaded all because of someones ego trip into warfare.

As we say in Indian country,"we hate the wars, but we love our warriors." I long for a day when we no longer will have to hear that statement, a day when all peoples learn to live in harmony with mother earth, nature and each other.
 
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