You know, every year you hear people in this country talk about their heroes. Now, none of the Indians got a John Wayne, or Custer and all that stuff. We’ve got our own heroes.
Ours is Sam Jones, I’ll be honest, that’s our hero. The war hero. We’re so excited to have everyone here on this day we honor him.
I don’t know what Donald Trump thinks about it but we honor our Sam Jones.
He’s one of our leaders that brought us here. We’re so glad you’re here with us, enjoying it with us today. I’m happy to be a part of it. Thanks for giving me the chance to say a few words.
Mitchell Cypress is President of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc. Taken from his remarks given at commeration ceremony of the Sam Jones Trail, Aug.14, 2016.