By Samuel W. Billison Jr., Navajo Nation
Copyright © 2001 Lorenzo
I am still in shock over the atrocities which have been perpetrated upon the inhabitants of our great land. I cannot began to fathom the depth of our loss and its effect on our present and future as a nation, as a result of these heinous acts of terrorism in our homeland. My spirit cries out in grief and sorrow.
And yet, my heart cries out for vengeance and justice for our untold fallen whose lives have been taken from them in a wanton act of violence. My hands search for arms to protect and succor our children.
My lips give raise to a great rousing cry to the warriors of the nations, "Guardians of the Earth, your people need you! For war has been visited upon us -- here on our sacred lands and we must fight for our people and the earth once more." My blood boils for retribution ... but my soul will always yearn for peace.
We must all fight this evil in our own way ... some great ... and some minute -- but, each no less or no greater than the other.
May we all Walk in Beauty someday.
In Deepest Sympathy,
Samuel W. Billison Jr., Navajo Nation