I saw this today on the Marines Instagram page – https://www.instagram.com/p/CSjfBfUnkRj/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link. Established by President Reagan in 1982 (see Reagan Library link below). Officially a state holiday in Arizona – https://azgovernor.gov/governor/news/2021/08/arizona-celebrates-national-navajo-code-talkers-day.
Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_talker#Navajo. Another link: https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-navajo-code-talkers-day-august-14/. Reagan Library link: https://www.reaganlibrary.gov/archives/speech/proclamation-4954-national-navaho-code-talkers-day.
Let’s remember the Navajo Code Talkers‘ service and dedication during World War II. There are very few remaining Navajo Code Talkers still alive. Of the original 29 first group, none are still alive. Chester Nez was the last survivor and he died in 2014. As of last year, four were still alive: https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2020/08/14/tribal-leaders-descendants-community-mark-navajo-code-talker-day/3370065001/ –