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Arizona Honors Navajo Code Talkers with Official State Holiday on August 14

As you are aware, we here at the Foundation are all always ready to salute the heroes known as the Native American Code Talkers. Thus, we are thrilled to see the state of Arizona honoring the Navajo Code Talkers with an official state holiday for the vital role they played in World War II.

August 14th, also National Navajo Code Talkers Day, will now be an official Arizona state holiday. Senator Jamescita Peshlakai sponsored the legislation and felt it was very important for citizens to remember the service and bravery of these men.

August 14th was proclaimed as National Navajo Code Talkers Day by President Ronald Reagan in 1982.

If you would like to learn more about the Native American Code Talkers - we invite you to visit this page of our site which contains links to even more pages and resources.


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