Navajo Code Talker Announcement

Published August 14, 2018

WINDOW ROCK — The Navajo Nation Office of the President & Vice President (OPVP) is pleased to announce that the Navajo Code Talker Day Celebration will take place on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.

This year’s event will kick off in Window Rock, Arizona, with a parade starting at 9 a.m. (MDT) from the Navajo Nation Fairgrounds to the Navajo Nation Veterans Memorial Park.

The main event will follow the parade at 10 a.m. It will include the laying of the wreath ceremony, 21-gun salute, guest speakers, vendor booths and more. There will be a catered luncheon at 12:30 p.m.

From 1 to 6 p.m., there will be a Gourd Dance at the Navajo Nation Veterans Memorial Park. Mr. Erny Zah will be the master of ceremonies. The Navajo Nation Museum will host a film screening of Navajo Code Talkers: Journey of Remembrance at 3 p.m. The documentary was taped on locations in Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Saipan, Guam and Tinian.

There will also be a Navajo Code Talker Day 5K Run and 2 Mile Walk on August 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the Navajo Nation Museum.

For more information, please contact Ms. Yvonne Kee-Billison at (928) 871-7132 or yvonnekeebillison@navajo-nsn.gov or Ms. Charity Sam at (928) 810-8505 or cksam@navajo-nsn.gov.

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