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Hualapai Honour "Help for Heroes" with Ceremony Commemorating International War Veterans at Grand Canyon West
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- Created on Friday, 27 April 2012 16:06
Hualapai Honour "Help for Heroes" with Ceremony Commemorating International War Veterans at Grand Canyon WestAt Grand Canyon West in Northwestern Arizona, Hualapai veterans hosted a ceremony celebrating friendship-in-arms for a group of international veterans that fought side-by-side in the Iraqi and Afghan wars. Hualapai tribal members and veterans, along with 24 brave men from Great Britain, South Africa, Scotland, Ireland and Canada were in attendance. The ceremony featured Hualapai prayers, the "Flag Song," "Victory Song" and a 21-Gun Salute. During a special moment, Rudy Clarke, a Hualapai Tribal Member, blessed the entire group and touched the legs of some with an eagle's feather for healing.
The eagle holds special meaning to Native American tribes and holds a particular importance to the Hualapai as the eagle delivers the prayers of the people from the earth to the heavens. After the ceremony, the group enjoyed lunch at the Hualapai Ranch and walked out nearly 4,000 feet above the floor of the Grand Canyon on the Skywalk at Eagle Point.
The ceremony was part of the "Help for Heroes" program, www.helpforheroes.org.uk, which celebrates friendship-in-arms and offers support for current wounded veterans of the coalition forces.
"This event was one of the most moving, heartfelt moments of my life," said Leora Azoulay, Owner of Incentives By Design, the company responsible for coordinating this "Help for Heroes" event. "It was amazing to witness the respect and brotherhood shared by veterans, young and old. Seeing the people that have fought to protect our freedom have an experience like this at Grand Canyon West was truly special. The Hualapai were the most gracious hosts."
The Hualapai and "Help for Heroes" veterans left with feeling of solidarity, connection and strength.
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