On this day, we honor the service of the Navajo Code Talkers, who served during battles in the Pacific Theater during World War II. The Navajo Code, which substituted or used words in their language for English words, was used to send messages on the battlefield between units and to headquarters. The code was never broken by the Japanese. In 1982, President Ronald Reagan declared Aug. 14 to be National Navajo Code Talkers Day.
For more information on the Code Talkers, please visit https://bit.ly/37Ezk1b and to read the story of one of the Code Talkers, visit https://bit.ly/3sgGZw0.