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29710 N. Cave Creek Rd
Phoenix, 85331 United States
(602) 262-4636 http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Locations/Pages/Desert-Broom.aspx

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March 2018

 Armed with Our Language, We Went to War:  The Navajo Code Talkers – Phoenix

March 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Desert Broom Public Library, 29710 N. Cave Creek Rd
Phoenix, 85331 United States
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During WWII a select group of young Navajo men enlisted in the Marines with a unique weapon. Using the Navajo language, they devised a secret code that the enemy never deciphered.  For over 40 years a cloak of secrecy hung over the Code Talker’s service until the code was declassified and they were finally honored for their military contributions in the South Pacific by Presidents Reagan, Bush, and the Navajo Nation. The Code Talkers’ cultural background, how the code was…

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