I turned on the television yesterday afternoon and the program, "The View" was on. I do not normally watch a lot of TV but Billy Ray Cyrus was being interviewed so I continued watching just out of curiosity. Billy Ray caught my attention years ago with his "Achy Break Heart" and then later with his "Some Gave All".
What kept me glued to the show was that the topic being discussed was Native Americans. During the talk Billy Ray showed the audience very large tattoos on both of his forearms which he said were a tribute to his Native Ameican heroes.
During the converstaion he revealed that he had Chief Joseph and Geronimo inked last year during a 48-hour period.
He also said "I've just always had a great deal of respect for Native Americans; I'm part Cherokee myself.
"Chief Joseph gave a wonderful speech years and years ago, called 'From Where the Sun Now Stands, I Will Fight No More Forever' (and) I actually memorised that speech in the sixth grade.
"And Geronimo, I used to think I was Geronimo when I was a kid."
But the most interesting thing Billy Ray said, when referring to Native Americans, was "Part of their belief was taking care of the Mother Earth. Wouldn't it have been great if we would have listened to some of that?"
Well, all of this impressed me and I thought you might be impressed too.