March 17, 2007

Stamp ignores non-Navajo codetalkers

Honor Code Talkers by including all tribesOn March 5, the Arizona Senate passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 1010 urging Congress to establish a new postage stamp honoring three groups of veterans who fought bravely for our country: The Tuskegee Airmen, the Japanese American soldiers and the Navajo Code Talkers.

In a quest to honor those who have not been adequately recognized for their honor and bravery, this proposed legislation has one dishonorable flaw: It excludes the other 16 Native American tribes who sent men to serve as Code Talkers in World War I and World War II, including the Hopi Tribe from Arizona.

4 comments:

Carole said...

I agree. A correction should go out. Seems like the mucky-mucks in D.C. got their knowledge of the subject from "Wind Talkers."

voyageur said...

Exactly, Carol. I wonder if the code-talker stamp design featured Nicolas Cage at any point during the design.

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
Obviously, since the Navajo prefer that the Hopi be so honored, they were more than willing to see all other codetalker tribes ignored. But writerfella is notifying his own Congressional Delegation to lobby for the Oklahoma tribal codetalkers also be so honored...
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Russ Bates
'writerfella'

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
POSTSCRIPTUM: Wrote that one so fast that the first line is wrong. It should have read, "Obviously, since the Navajo prefer that the Hopi NOT be so honored,... Most times, writerfella's fingers cannot keep up with his mind.
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Russ Bates
'writerfella'