Today, we honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our nuna – our land. Native Americans and Alaska Natives have historically served at higher rates than any other race. Regardless of historical conflict between our people and our government, our ancestors stepped up to protect our country in every major U.S. war. My thoughts are with all the families of fallen soldiers and the veterans that served with them.
“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.”
– Franklin D. Roosevelt