February 29, 2008

Codetalker monument takes shape

Prescott Landscape Architect’s Design to Honor Navajo Code Talkers

Plan aims to create setting of remembrance and veneration for new state monumentWhat makes memorial art monumental isn’t bronze, marble or eternal flames. It’s the power it has to evoke fitting remembrance of those it venerates.

How to do this for Arizona Navajo Code Talkers whose unbreakable military code helped secure United States victory in some of World War II’s most famous battles?

And how to do it with landscape?

These were the questions Landscape Architect Barnabas Kane pondered when he sat down to design the landscape portion of the Navajo Code Talkers Monument, a state memorial project scheduled to be erected in downtown Phoenix Feb. 28.

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