Home of the Brave

sun setting on the Valley of the sun

photograph of sunset taken from Piestewa Peak

Phoenix: valley of the sun & land of saguaro cactus, tumbleweeds and sonoran desert.
A member of the Hopi tribe, Lori Piestewa was the first Native American woman in history to die in combat while serving with the U.S. military and the first woman in the U.S. armed forces killed in the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Phoenix, Arizona’s Squaw Peak was renamed Piestewa Peak in her honor.

I can not help but think of her as We receive the news today 

from President OBAMA that “The wars of the past decade are drawing to a close.”

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