DEAR EDITOR:

When our European descendants landed in North, Central, and South America they were greeted by our indigenous descendants. The evolution of Americans is of DNA from our native families. From the Spaniards to the Mormons and the first mountain men and French trappers, there were children — we are they. We are descendants of the enslaved, the conquered, the overrun and of the minions who both caused their plights and procreated. 

Reflecting on our true beginnings and what we have become will lead us to our future.  America was a paradise then and now. It was not filled with savages and emptiness and greed — just the opposite!  Now, we are products of this land and of those peoples who have succeeded and who have struggled before us. Let’s preserve our history and our lands. Let’s acknowledge our past and make our future a reflection of lessons learned.  

“Coach” Miller

Ophir