Its always good to honor our national elders and ancestors, but remember you have family that is worth honoring. Many of us have grandparents, parents, siblings, uncles and aunts and cousins that could teach the world a thing or two about: honor, humility, love, sacrifice, work ethic, humor, strength, sensitivity, truth, courage, warriorship, parenthood, leadership, devotion, etc. Let's see more people honor their own Ancestors! here some traditional prerequisites for being considered an Ancestor by west African standards: Lived long life and/or Died Honorably for Cause Father or Mother of at least one child Die of natural causes (No suicides or unnatural diseases) Good name/ reputation Show family pride! Tell us about the those in your family that built upon the family name!