My ancestor also came from Ireland during the time that they were sending them here during the mid 1600's. I have had ancestors who have fought in every major conflict that the U.S. had been in starting with the French-Indian war. On my mothers side at least. Not too sure on my dads side. I do know that two of those on my dads side settled two towns up in Canada when it was part of the U.S. during the Revolutionary war. One of the brothers stayed up there and the other came back to the colonies. Don't know what the kids have planned for Mothers day yet. They aren't ones for planning ahead and I'm kind of tired of reminding them about different holidays. But I do have my day planned out which includes staying calm, cool and maybe not getting out of my pajamma's all day, sort of being lazy and not do a darn thing.
There are still a lot of strife amongst the Native Americans that everyone has turned a blind eye to for so long that, even now, it's going to take a very long time to help fix the problems. I want to show my kid why I love this part of the land, to show them that they can make a difference and not bring down anyone that they meet, but also to be on their guard against anyone that will do them harm without doing harm to others. Giving them a better understanding of history of the land and the people who live here. Giving them that gift, I hope to give them understanding to see others differently.