By 1st Lt. Meade Adams
2nd Bomb Wing Chapel
Today there are 15,304 active duty service members that identify as American Indian or Alaskan Natives. They continue to stand as a beacon of light, inspiration and hope today. I said earlier that during this month we are called to “reflect” and “remember”, but not in the sense that Native people are a relic of the past. They are still here. They are alive and well. They are involved and fighting for their voices and stories to be heard. Whether or not you took time to research and learn something new about Native American culture or history in November, do it now. There are myriads of videos, documentaries, and stories being told from their voices and perspective. Let’s take time out to listen and learn.
If there are any Native American service members or civilians on Barksdale that may read this, I just want to say thank you.