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.


Anonymous 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.