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Military Heroes Month: A Reverence that Will Not Be Forgotten

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We want America to remember us forever,” said Bill Toledo, an original Navajo Code Talker. Mr. Toledo expressed concern that our country might one day forget the sacrifices of those who fought in World War II. After meeting eight of the original Navajo Code Talkers last week, I am certain their stories of service and honor will be remembered forever.

The Navajo Code Talkers were an elite group of communicators who developed a secret, tactical code based on their native language. In the beginning of World War II, Japanese intelligence deciphered our communication, including important commands and top-secret information, due to their knowledge of the English language. Consequently, the well-being of our troops and our strategies for success were at risk. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in late 1941, the Navajo Code Talkers were formed, creating a code that remains unbreakable still today and instigating a pivotal turning point towards America’s success in World War