Homolovi State Park Dedicates New Hopi Code Talker Exhibit March 25

March 22, 2017

PHOENIX - Homolovi State Park and its partners announce the dedication of the Hopi Code Talker Recognition Exhibit on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. This exhibit pays honor to America's (Secret) War Heroes of World War II, honoring the 10 Hopi Code Talkers of World War II.

This recognition exhibit is presented to the public as a reminder of where we have been and to remember the sacrifice of the American Soldier. "The important foundation is that our way of life and our language is so important that it can't be forgotten," said Cpl. Wadsworth, Hopi Code Talker.

Of the 400 Code Talkers during World War II, these 10 may not seem significant, but to the Hopi Code talker's families, the significance is as immense as the mesas and plains the Hopi live on today. Nearly 50 years after the Code Talker Operation was declassified, we honor the 10 Hopi men who developed a code language which was used to assist US Army Intelligence in the Marshall Islands, New Caledonia and the Philippines during the World War.

Eight of the 10 Hopi Code Talkers were assigned to the US Army and US Army Air Force. The Hopi Code Talkers were assigned to the 81st Infantry, 321st, 322nd and 323rd regiments. In 1968 the operation of the Code Talkers was declassified, the Hopi however did not disclose the role they played in the victory.

The cost is the $7 per vehicle fee for up to 4 adults. For more information about Homolovi State Park visit AZStateParks.com/homolovi or call (928) 289-4106.

WHAT:  Dedication of Hopi Code Talker Recognition Exhibit

WHERE:  Homolovi State Park - Located five miles northeast of the city of Winslow. Take Interstate 40 through Winslow then drive north on Highway 87.

WHEN:  March 25, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.

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