August 14 is Navajo Code Talkers Day
In 1942 the Marine Corps recruited young Navajos to serve in the Pacific during World War II. They would learn how to use their native language as a code during combat operations. Neither the Japanese Army nor Navy were ever able to crack the code, which remained classified until 1968.
In 1982 President Reagan declared August 14 “National Navajo Code Talker Day,” to honor their service to the nation.
Elsewhere on the Web
— U.S. Marines (@USMC) August 14, 2017
— Ch'ízhy Tsi’naajinii (@badoniec12) August 14, 2017
— LT Goodluck (@theguvna505) August 14, 2017
In 1982 President Reagan declared August 14 "National Navajo Code Talker Day," to honor their service to the nation.
— Navajo Tweets™ (@NavajoTweets) August 14, 2018
Today a grateful nation salutes the Navajo Code Talkers whose bravery & skill saved the lives of countless Americans during WWII. History will forever marvel at the Navajos who used their language as an unbreakable code to help secure Allied victories. #NavajoCodeTalkersDay pic.twitter.com/dAvya5Fg6x
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) August 14, 2018