Happy Veterans' Day!
A huge THANK YOU to ALL Veterans! In fact, we can't thank you enough.
If you have a Veteran in your family or circles, don't forget to say thank you and, if possible, give him or her a big hug or handshake.
A Special GroupOkay, so you have to know that all Veterans in all branches and levels of the armed forces are important and contribute everything they can to the success of their unit. There are many that have been singled out for special recognition in books, documentaries, movies, TV shows, websites, etc.
Today I want to mention the Code Talkers. Native American service men who used their native language to help communication In World War I and World War II. A lot of codes were being broken easily because they were based in the English language. The American forces looked for something that would help. Both times Native Americans helped stump enemy eavesdroppers.
In World War I, the men were Choctaw.
Photo from Choctaw Code Talkers Association
One of the sad parts of their story is that the government didn't even consider these men citizens of the United States.
Are you serious? Seriously?! No way!
Sad, but t true. In World War II, Chocktaw was becoming recognized and the Navajo Code Talkers stepped up to the plate or mic.
They weren't supposed to have learned their language let alone use it. I'm really glad they did.
Yeah. Me too. Wow!
Photo from Marines Blog
Again to ALLTo all branches and members of the service and every group of Veterans...THANK YOU!