Sunday, May 10, 2009
Every once in a while I get lucky and President will stop to see the wonders as we travel around the mission. We were on the reservation for Mothers Day speaking in the Window Rock Ward and went to see the incredible rock formation called Window Rock.
This depicts the "Navajo Code Talker", in World War II where a unique effort by the Navajo helped win the war in the Pacific during World War II. The war erupted with the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. Shortly after Pearl Harbor, a group of 29 Navajo volunteers were recruited from their homeland. ,”
The code was so successful that eventually more than 400 Navajo were recruited. The Japanese were completely baffled by the complicated code, and their master cryptographers never broke it. Were it not for the Navajos, the Marines would never have taken Iwo Jima. It was another beautiful reservation sight to see.