The stirring words
of the great Native American leader Tecumseh are movingly read in this week’s release featuring active duty Navy
Seals. Here they are:
So live your life so the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect
others in their views, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things
in your life. Seek to make your life long and of service to your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day
when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a stranger if in a
lonely place. Show respect to all people, but grovel to none. When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the
light, for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for
giving thanks, the fault lies in yourself. Touch not the poisonous firewater that makes wise ones turn to fools and
robs them of their visions. When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of
death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a
different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.
"Every man dies, not every man really lives"
by - William Wallace