During the World War of Western powers, Native Americans were enlisted to create codes. The use of these codes and the brave men on the battlefield, allowed the United States to attack and take siege of an airstrip. The airstrip was on a small island called Iwo Jima. The United States would use this airstrip to launch two air attacks dropping atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The citizens of the US who where born here of Japanese ancestry, many second and third generation, where housed in prison like concentration camps. Many would volunteer to defend a country that had no trust and faith in them. Many would die on the battlefield.
The American Black, long held as a cowardly people, can boast of courageous soldiers who died defending the country in every war. From names such as Crispus Attucks, to the Buffalo soldiers, to those members of the 92nd infantry.
We all fall victim to the ideals given to us by our politicians and we should all remember the young men and women who have died and fought with valor, regardless of the manipulations of those who seek power by means unnecessary.