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Temecula Valley Young Marines attend National Navajo Code Talkers Day

 

Last updated 9/6/2018 at 5:28pm

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The Temecula Valley Young Marines perform a wreath-laying ceremony at Window Rock, Arizona, in honor of National Navajo Code Talkers Day, Aug. 14.

TEMECULA – Three youth members of Temecula Valley Young Marines joined more than 100 Young Marines from across the country in Window Rock, Arizona, for the annual National Navajo Code Talkers Day Tuesday, Aug. 14. The event recognizes the Navajo men who joined the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II as communication specialists and developed an unbreakable code using their native language.

Members of the Young Marines, a national youth organization, began attending Navajo Code Talkers Day in 2006. To date, more than 1,500 Young Marines have experienced the event. The Young Marines are...



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