I’ve recently crossed over from my home state into North Dakota, but before I get too far I need to share my experiences along Montana’s Hi-Line. While I met a variety of wonderful and generous supporters, there is a group of people that need special mention.
While traveling east along Highway 2, I walked through three Indian Reservations: the Blackfeet Nation, home of the Blackfeet tribe; Fort Belknap, home of the Gros Ventre and the Assiniboine tribes; and Fort Peck, home to Assiniboine and Sioux tribes.
I have never met a more generous culture.
They greeted me, housed me, feed me, walked with me, and gave large donations for the wounded veteran programs Walking for the Fallen supports. I felt protected and honored.
Leaders from all three Reservations presented the flag of their nation to me, for which I am extremely honored. Please understand that receiving a flag is not something to take lightly, it is one of the highest honors a tribe can offer.
As veterans of Americas wars, our tribal veteran friends stood with us, cried over casualties, rejoiced over victories, fighting for freedom and liberty together.
I hold a special place in my heart for all these tribal friends — both veterans and those who support veterans — all along the hi-line; and also thankful for our tribal veteran friends and supporters from my hometown area, the Mission Valley on the Flathead Indian Reservation (Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes).
~ Semper Fi ~