On this Memorial Day, please take a moment to reflect on our fallen warriors. The Brothertown Indians have had a proud history of Serving since the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil war, and every war to the present day. While having family picnics and other events, remember our ancestors and family who have fallen.
To use a sentence or two from the recent Smithsonian magazine: “Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian men and women have always been defenders of their lives, lands, and way of life. The call to serve in the U.S. armed forces has resonated for Native people from the country’s founding—long before they were recognized as American citizens—to the present day. At the same time, Native communities have never taken casualties lightly. Native nations pay homage to fallen warriors as heroes with ceremonies, feasts, and prayers—formal, reverent memorials held throughout the year.”