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Code talker day: Honor and remembrance
By Terry Bowman
WINDOW ROCK, Aug. 21, 2014
The day was established to honor the Navajo Code Talkers who served in World War II, creating a code using the Navajo language that could not be broken by Japanese.
“These men have showed the courage and gratitude to the Navajo people and for that we honor them,” said Arizona State Sen. Carlyle Begay.
New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall, Apache County Supervisor Tom White, Arizona House of Representatives Speaker Andy Tobin and Marine Maj. Gen. William T. Collins attended.
Coordinator Michael Smith said that code talker day should be a day of honor and remembrance.
“This year has been a tough year for the code talker family as well as my family,” said Smith.
Here is a slideshow from that day: