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Greenlight a Vet: Show Support for Veterans

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America’s veterans are some of our nation’s bravest, hardest-working men and women. However, it’s hard to show them the appreciation they deserve when, back home and out of uniform, they’re more camouflaged than ever. Greenlight A Vet is a campaign to establish visible national support for our veterans by changing...

Navajo activists share experience during 1969 Alcatraz Island takeover

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At the age 19, a young Navajo by the name of Jean Whitehorse was given a one-way bus ticket to Oakland, Calif., during the late 1960s. She traveled by Greyhound, her first time on a bus, to Los Angeles, into San Francisco and across the bridge to Oakland, where she arrived at 2 am.

Under a relocation program headed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, she was told to travel there to receive job training. Little did she know that she was going to be a part of a major historical event that would change the lives of many Native Americans.

“The next day when I stepped out in the street, there were tons and tons of people. Traffic, noise, and you are just lost,” she said. “Lost in...

A Navajo Code Talker’s wish

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TUBA CITY, Ariz. -As a Navajo Nation Code Talker, Sergeant Major Dan Akee is a national treasure whose military service is a testament to freedom and cultural perseverance.  He is one of the few remaining Code Talkers left on the Navajo Nation.

Akee’s hearing is failing and his eyesight has diminished. He gets around with the assistance of a walker and the help of his son Danny.

As he’s grown older, Dan Akee has expressed a lingering desire to live in the home he built for his family that now sits dormant and unoccupied. The house, which was built in the mid 50s, is in severe need of roof repair and overall renovation.

He often reminisces about raising his children and...

PETS OF THE WEEK

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Veterans Remember and are Remembered

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November 11 of every year is Veterans Day. Initially named Armistice Day in honor of the signing of the peace accords for World War I – the war to end all wars – on the eleventh day of the eleventh month at the eleventh hour, the quasi-holiday is a time to celebrate the service of all Americans who spent time with the military, past and present.

The holiday is often confused with Memorial Day, but the difference between the two is well-defined. Veterans Day marks the service of all, no matter how large or how small, while Memorial Day is about those who have passed on, either as a result of their service or more natural causes.

It is however, almost impossible to remember...

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