|Unbreakable Spirit - Celebrating Navajo Code Talkers Day|
Shortly after the United States entered World War II, the Marine Corps began recruiting and training Navajo men to develop and use an unbreakable military code based on their language. Fighting in the battles of Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Tinian and Saipan, Navajo Code Talkers saved lives by signaling enemy movements, transmitting orders and coordinating attacks under fire. Despite earning the respect of their fellow soldiers and marines, Code Talkers received no recognition on the home front. We honor them now on August 14 -- Navajo Code Talkers Day.
Thanks to all our veterans,
U.S. Department of the Interior