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Wolf-Dreamer-November 9, 2003

Dear Brothers & Sisters,

The concept of Honoring our Veterans has always been and always will be with me all the days of my life. I am a U.S. Army Veteran of five years service---1961 to 1966. I am also Native American Indian---( Seneca, Lenape, and Cherokee ).

This letter may turn out to be quite long. But, I have to stand up for what I believe in, even if I stand alone. But if I stand alone in my Belief I am not totally alone, because I have a Creator who knows my Heart.

Being American Indian, that means my Blood related Relatives are also American Indians. Many of those People served in the military doing what they felt was their duty.

Too many times in this Country the Native American Indian does not get the recognition they deserve for sacrifices made by them for this Country. It shows me the American Indian must have one of the most forgiving Hearts in the universe.

Check the true History from the American Indian Perspective of this Country and you will understand what I am talking about. After all the genocide that transpired in this Country after the Europeans arrived here, the American Indian still showed a forgiving Heart.

Saying that, I believe this Country owes them a better deal then what they receive. They need to recognize after our Ancestors were conquered they turned the other cheek and helped this Country to defend Freedom, even though they as American Indians were not seeing that freedom for themselves.

Excuse me, please if I sound upset but I have good reason to be!

All my Relatives and myself coming from American Indian Ancestors have had to hide the fact that we were American Indians because of the possible threat from others in the ruling society might ridicule us or even worse, hurt our Families in some way.

I have made a commitment to no longer accept ridicule or threats from people who are ignorant of the fact of who we are as American Indians. These type of People need to be educated to the fact we have a right to be here on this Planet as well as they do. Our Creator gave us that right. Whenever I am confronted by that type of mentality I will endeavor to the best of my ability to meet that challenge head on in as peaceful a way as I possibly can.

At this point I wish to recognize some American Indian Veterans I know or who have passed on to our Creator.
JOHN MYERS--MY FATHER,
SETH MYERS, MY UNCLE,
SETH MYERS, MY GREAT-GRANDFATHER,
BILL MYERS, MY GREAT UNCLE,
KENNETH MYERS, MY UNCLE,
BRANDON MYERS,MY UNCLE,
BILL THOMPSON, MY COUSIN, A FRONT-LINE COMMISSIONED 1ST SEARGENT, U.S ARMY, W.W.2
ROBERT THOMPSON, MY COUSIN,
PHIL MYERS, MY COUSIN,
BOB-QUIET-WOLF-THOMPSON,MY COUSIN,
NICKY-SPIRIT-SEARCHER-VOCCA,MY COUSIN,
STANLEY MYERS, JR. ( IKEY ), MY COUSIN,
TOMMY MYERS, MY COUSIN,
RONNIE MYERS, MY COUSIN,
ARNOLD GILSON,MY UNCLE,
FRANK KNAPP,MY UNCLE,
ROBERT MURPHY, MY UNCLE,
LEROY KNAPP, MY UNCLE;

SOME FRIENDS OF MINE:
BILL HARFORD,
CHUCK HARFORD,
WHITE-PANTHER,
GREY-WOLF,
BILL-WINTER-HAWK-MORGAN,
ELMER SILADA ( HIS WIFE IS SEMINOLE )
JIM _SPIRIT_WOLF
TERRY_NIGHT_WALKER,
SILVER_FOX

As you can see this list could go on forever. Do you get my point?

Each and everyone American Indian and Veterans!!

November 11th is Veterans Day, lets not forget the American Indian Sacrifices!!

My Father, John Myers was a W.W.2 Veteran. He was a long time member of the V.F.W and the American Legion, also a member of the D.A.V. He placed Flags on Veterans Graves in our area for over 35 years.

When he no longer was able, he asked me to take over the duty. I accepted it with much HONOR! I have been doing this for over 18 years now.

Did he get the recognition from the areas People he deserved? No, he did not and neither have I!

I lost my job in 1999. Can't find work. Do the "SO CALLED" Christains of this Community care that my Wife and I live in a run-down house and that I can't find decent work? No, they do not!

Do they care that we try to help People? No!! They do not!

At least I know we have met some Wonderful People in this Life and that our CREATOR will take care of us!

So let them go to Church and brag in front of others about the good they do on Sunday and forget about the indifference they show the rest of the week.

Let them do what they will do, but there will always be People who will be willing to sacrifice themselves so that they can continue on doing what they are doing.

As for myself, I will try to the best of my ability to serve my CREATOR in whatever capacity HE puts before me!

So, Please remember the American Indian Veteran all the time you enjoy your freedoms!!

Love&Prayers from Arnie, ( Wolf-Dreamer )

http://www.saintsandheroes.com/oneday1/

 

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