Code to Happy

Dan Akee, World War II Veteran, Navajo Code Ta...

Dan Akee, World War II Veteran, Navajo Code Talker, Diné Nation (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Creamsicle Day! That perfect combination of cream and fruit made into a sweet treat. Orange creamsicles seem to be the most popular but really any fruit to cream combination is just as yummy.

Today  is also National Navajo Code Talkers Day! The Navajo Code Talkers were instrumental in ending WWII.

“KNOWN AS NAVAJO CODE TALKERS, they were young Navajo men who transmitted secret communications on the battlefields of WWII. At a time when America’s best cryptographers were falling short, these modest sheepherders and farmers were able to fashion the most ingenious and successful code in military history. They drew upon their proud warrior tradition to brave the dense jungles of Guadalcanal and the exposed beachheads of Iwo Jima. Serving with distinction in every major engagement of the Pacific theater from 1942-1945, their unbreakable code played a pivotal role in saving countless lives and hastening the war’s end.”

Celebrate the Navajo People. We need to preserve the distinctive cultural traditions, not just to remember the contributions made to our country but for the eventual survival of our world.

“Love of life is to love every living thing”~Harrison Lapahie Jr. (Diné)


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