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Arizona declares holiday to honor Native code talkers

 

March 30, 2021



PHOENIX — Arizona has a new state holiday.

Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill Monday to honor Native Americans who used their language to transmit coded messages during World War II.

Arizona has recognized code talkers by proclamation and through legislation for years. The bill sponsored by state Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai makes Aug. 14 a state holiday. It will be observed on a Sunday when state offices already are closed.

https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/arizona-declares-holiday-to-honor-native-code-talkers


 

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