|Warriors and Veterans of the Coeur d'Alene|
Inscribed on the stone are the names of 65 members of the Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe who have served their nation from WW1 up to the present time. Many of the men from WW1, WW2 and the Korean Conflict died while serving their country.
The inscription on the large grey stone in front of the memorial reads:
VETERANS OF THE SCHITSU' UMSH
Our sons and daughters were taken from us while defending America. We hear their heartbeat. We hear their laughter in the breeze and we see their tears in the rain. We will never forget them.
We pay tribute to the service of our men and women of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect this great nation. As their ancestors before them, they served with distinction, pride and honor in times of peace and conflict.
For them there is no more sorrow or pain. Let them forever sleep in peace and their dreams be realized by those who they defended.
We honor all of our Coeur d'Alene warriors. We keep vigilant in our hearts those who sacrificed their lives in the name of freedom. The sound of their heartbeats will echo throughout time.
Here is a link to a post I wrote two years ago about two other men from the Coeur d'Alene reservation who served their country, one in WW2 and one in the Korean conflict. If you haven't read it before I would encourage you to spend a few minutes reading it this Remembrance Day.