Yesterday was the “Official” Memorial Day.  However, I think EVERYDAY should be Memorial Day. 
Our soldiers, past and present, deserve our admiration, gratitude, and respect 365 days a year! 

One of our team members has shared this photo and information about her ex-Father in Law.

Major Isaac Grigsby Shier was the Father In Law of DreamSpiritCreations (Anne Miles Cassel).

He was a Major in the South Pacific in command of a company of African American soldiers in WWII.

He literally saved their lives when his commanding officer gave him the order to surrender to the Japanese and his CO left.

Major Isaac Grigsby Shier disobeyed those orders and took his company and hid them in the swamps and woods.  By doing so, he saved their lives.

He was court martialled for it.  However, it backfired.  The Commandidng Officer who fled lost his rank.

On Anne’s Facebook page, she lists her favorite quote as:
“Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to a divine purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: That we are here for the sake of others…for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy” Albert Einstein

It seems that Major Shier agreed with his daughter in law about life’s divine purpose and lived his life accordingly! 

Major Isaac Grigsby Shier was 1/2 Cherokee, Long Hair Clan.

Adminstrative Note: 
Long Hair Clan:
Anigilo(la)hi or Long Hair Clan – This Clan, also known as the Twister Clan, Hanging Down Clan, Offended Clan, or Wind Clan. Gilahi is short for an old in fact very old ancient Gitlvgvnahita, the warrior women’s society, meaning “something that grows from the back of the neck.”[1] Those belonging to this Clan wore their hair in elaborate hairdos, walked in a proud and vain manner twisting their shoulders. They are teachers and keepers of tradition. Peace chiefs usually came from this clan at one time in Cherokee history and wore a white feather robe. The Clan color for the Anigilohi is yellow and their wood is Beech

Anne, thank you for sharing this story of a man who deserves to be honored.  Thank you Major for the sacrifices you made so that others could live free!
DreamSpiritCreations has a wonderful store on Etsy.  She is retired and having great fun with her silversmithing.  Here is a sample of her work:

Sterling Silver Pendant with Petrified Horse Tooth and Turquoise Stones

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