U.S. Armed Forces have made Diné proud
By McKeon Dempsey
Miss Navajo Nation 2014-15
Yá’át’ééh shik’éí dóó shidiné’é, shihastóí, shizáanii. McKeon K. Dempsey dashijiní. çdoone’é ígíí éí Kiiya’áanii Dine’é nishlí dóó Tsédeeshgiizhnii Dine’é bashíshchíín. çádóó Tódích’íi’nii Dine’é éí dashicheii dóó Biih Bitoodnii Dine’é éí dahshinálí. çkwót’áo Diné asdzání nishli. Naabeeho Bich’eeke’ 2014-15 nishlí.
Nilch’its’ósí translates to Month of Slender Winds. It is the time of the year when the winds change and bring in a new season, Aak’ee. Aak’ee translates to fall, the season that brings the changing of color of the leaves, the changing of Daylight Saving Time, and it is time to prepare for the winter.
During this month, I would also like to bring to recognition the celebration of veterans. Those who have served for the U.S. Armed Forces bring light to the freedom of the Diné Nation and have made our Diné people proud. I thank you for your service and sacrifice.
Every year Nov. 11 is a day dedicated to the men and women who have served. Please be a part of the meaning of this month and thhank a veteran.