This week the USA celebrated Memorial Day, the annual event in which we remember our fallen soldiers. I have very deep concerns about militarization, especially when it comes to US foreign policy. Yet I cannot overlook the fact that Native Americans have served in impressive numbers in the US armed forces. A high percentage of Native Americans are military veterans – perhaps higher than any other ethnic group in the USA. I have to respect that level of service to a country that has so often failed to return the favor. Thank you, friends. May your sacrifices be honored.