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On Memorial Day, We Remember ‘Some Gave All’ from Native News Online

This is an opinion by Levi Rickert and is worth reading retrospectively on our ancestors’ ultimate Sacrifice for our country.

Many consider Memorial Day the kickoff to summer, a day off to grill your favorite meat for a holiday cookout with family and friends.

Memorial Day represents much more!

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“Next Sunday [June 2nd] marks the 100th anniversary of the 1924 Indian Citizenship Act, often referred to as the Snyder Act. I have been reflecting on how many Native Americans served and died in the U.S. Armed Forces even before they were made citizens. Native Americans making their contributions and sacrifices in the U.S. Armed Forces date back to the Revolutionary War.

During World War I, more than 12,500 Native Americans served in the U.S. Armed Forces. These Natives fought for freedom when they weren’t yet citizens of the country. 

True to their reputation as warriors, almost two-thirds of the Native Americans served in the infantry. They won widespread praise for their bravery, achievement, and sacrifice. Nearly 5% of these warriors died—the ultimate sacrifice—compared to 1% of American infantry soldiers overall.”

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