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Governor Jan Brewer
Tuesday, Aug.14, 2012

Thirty years ago today, President Reagan proclaimed August 14 as National Navajo Code Talkers Day – the first official accolade given to these true American heroes following their invaluable contribution to our country’s victory in World War II.

Today, I was blessed with the opportunity to visit the Navajo Nation Veterans Memorial, in Window Rock, as we paid tribute to the more than 400 men whose language was the basis for ‘the unbreakable code’ that proved instrumental in saving countless American lives. As with all of our WWII veterans, the time we have left with our remaining Code Talkers must be cherished. We can never fully re-pay them for coming to our nation’s aid during its darkest of times, but we can honor their service and memorialize their sacrifice.

On this special anniversary, I ask that Arizonans join me in offering our gratitude to the Navajo Code Talkers. As President Reagan so eloquently declared three decades ago, these men "defended the only land they have ever known, asking for nothing more than opportunity in return."


 

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Like if you did this in school and think they still should !

 

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NATIONAL AIRBORNE DAY 2012

Today we salute the members of the airborne forces of the United States Armed Forces - a group of courageous patriots who have been defending our freedoms for more than 70 years.

View our tribute at the link below:
http://www.nralifeofduty.tv/#/home/video/534

Thank you for your service.

 

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http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2012/08/george-hickman-an-original-tuskegee-airman-dies-at-88/1?loc=interstitialskip

Aug 20, 2012

George Hickman, an original Tuskegee airman, dead at 88

By Douglas Stanglin, USA TODAY



George Hickman, one of the original Tuskegee airmen and a longtime usher at University of Washington and Seattle Seahawks games, has died at age 88.
Hickman died over the weekend, according to the UW Athletics Department, KING-TV reports.

Hickman was one of the last living Tuskegee Airmen -- the first black pilots to fly for the U.S. military during World War II. He was also one of the first to join the program.

Here's an excerpt from Seattle Times's columnist Steve Kelley on Hickman in 2007:
He flew with the 99th in Tuskegee. He helped break down a barrier and wake up a country. "I really love flying," he said. "I like the combination of the technology and the skill that is involved. You have to use your wits and your brains. I'm in this airplane, by myself, and I've got it up to 5,000 feet and I'm doing all my maneuvers and I just feel like I'm in complete control.
In 2007, he and other Tuskegee airmen traveled to Washington, D.C., to receive the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation's highest civilian honor, the Associated Press reports. In 2009, he attended President Obama's inauguration as a special guest.
 

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Tripler Fisher House Memorial Run

2-35 Infantry Battalion

6,475 boots lined the 5 mile route. The pictures of the fallen Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines were affixed to the boots. A moving experience.
Tripler Fisher House Hero Run. Hawaii — at Ford Island

 

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