Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Thursday, March 27, 2003

mambers of the Tohono O'odham gathered fora special ceremony to honor and pray for their members who are serving in the military, as well as all members of the Armeed Forces.

“It's a nice day to offer prayer for our soldiers and our military personnel so I welcome you here.” More than a dozen pictures line this table. They are the faces of the Tohono O'Odham tribal members fighting in the war with Iraq and these are their loved ones. Hope Ramon sings the National Anthem in O'Odham. It's her way of recognizing the men and women serving not only the Tohono O'Odham tribe, but the entire nation. Royetta Thomas' 22 year old son is one of those men. He left for Kuwait in January and she eagerly awaits his return. In the meantime, Tohono O’Odham tribal members say they will wear these pins with pride. It's not only a way for them to support other tribal members fighting in the war with Iraq but to support all of our troops overseas.

Royetta Thomas, Mother of Deployed Marine: “We're all in this together. They're not alone crying at home wondering what is going to happen to your loved one. I wanted them to understand we are all in this as one.”

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