During World War II, a small group of Navajo men enlisted in the U. S. Marines. They brought with them their language – a code that no enemy was able to break. This program was highly classified, and it was only decades later that these Navajo “Code Talkers” were recognized for their service.

On Thursday, November 17, at 6:00pm, the Florence Community Library is hosting Armed with Our Language, We Went to War: The Navajo Code Talkers. This hour-long presentation focuses on the history and legacy of the Code Talkers. Dr. Laura Tohe discusses the code’s creation and how it was used during the war. Included are pictures, quotes from the actual Marines, and some of Dr. Tohe’s own personal family photos.

This event is made possible by the Arizona Humanities Council and sponsored by the Friends of the Florence Community Library. For more information, please contact the library at (520) 868-8311.