Navajo Code Talkers Day becomes state holiday
Last updated 10/4/2021 at 10:16am
PHOENIX-Governor Doug Ducey of Arizona recently signed SB 1802 into law, recognizing August 14th as National Navajo Code Talkers Day and a state holiday.
During World War II, the Navajo Code Talkers answered the call to defend the United States of America using the impenetrable code based on the Navajo language that is widely acknowledged as a deciding factor in the war effort.
On July 28, 1982, former U.S. President Ronald Reagan designated August 14th as National Navajo Code Talkers Day. The day has honored the Navajo Code Talkers, but now leaders in Arizona have elevated the day to a s...