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August 14th – Navajo Code Talker Day in the State of Arizona

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown July 21st, 2014 Last Updated on: July 21st, 2014

Long overdue recognition for Arizona's Navajo Code Talkers.

Arizona Central reports Gov. Jan Brewer, joined by several Code Talkers on Wednesday, held a private ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 1099, which unanimously passed both houses of the Legislature earlier this year.

Photo from - 30th Anniversary of National Navajo Code Talkers Day; Governor Brewer attends an event in Window Rock to honor the Code Talkers for their heroism and ingenuity during WWII.

Photo from – 30th Anniversary of National Navajo Code Talkers Day; Governor Brewer attends an event in Window Rock to honor the Code Talkers for their heroism and ingenuity during WWII.

 

August 14th is the anniversary of Japan's unconditional surrender and the end of WWII. The date has been a national commemoration of Code Talkers since 1982, when President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation honoring them.

Read more here on AZ Central.


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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.



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