SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) — Senate Minority Assistant Whip Jani Iwamoto introduced a concurrent resolution on the Senate floor to recognize the Navajo Native American tribe. The resolution would set to designate August 14 as “Navajo Code Talkers Day” in the state.
That resolution passed Monday evening, as many celebrated “American Indian Caucus Day on the Hill.”
“Eight of the more than 400 original World War II Navajo Code Talkers are alive today,” said Senator Iwamoto. “The Navajo Code Talkers leave a legacy of service continuing to inspire others to achieve excellence and instill core values of pride, discipline, and honor. This resolution recognizes their extraordinary contribution to the nation, as well as our state.”
Another bill sponsored by Sen. Iwamoto, Senate Bill 101 would seek to designate several portions of highways in San Juan County as “Navajo Code Talker Highway.”