A table set for five was placed in front of the fallen soldier’s family – the Gold Star family. The table would be kept empty throughout the night in remembrance of the fallen soldiers representing each service: Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.
More than 100 spelling bee contenders from across Western Navajo competed last Thursday for spots of moving on to the Navajo Nation Scripps Spelling Bee.
Coins poured out of boxes and clinked as they hit the tables in Joyce Tsinajinnie’s third grade classroom.
Medals made tiny clinking sounds as Miss Ramah Navajo walked. Attached to the end of her sash belt were two of her brother’s Special Olympic medals.