Monday, July 6, 2009
Navajo Code Talkers (American Heros)
Hi all... Well, I haven't been around much lately. I would like to thank everyone who has read my blog so far. I plan to continue but as I said.. I haven't been around much lately..
I have been very busy with my doings with the PATRIOT GUARD RIDERS and the events we do. We have had a lot of funerals lately and I always stand in a Flag Line for our fallen warriors. But sometimes we get to do real fun things like on July 3... I was honored to be a part of a personal Honor Guard for 3 Navajo Code Talkers from New Mexico. These were some of the Indians who used their native tongue to fool the enemy (Japs) in WWll. These guys were Marines from a different time from myself as a Marine. Still, all Marines are brothers and I was treated as such. Meeting these guys was really special to me and I was humbled in their presence. We loaded them into vans and escorted them to Mount Rushmore for the July 4th Celebration - Police leading the way... a little note - this was the first time I flew my Marine Corps flag along with the American flag in the caravan. Usually, I fly the American and MIA-POW flag. I flew the USMC in honor of these men..
By the way, I would enclose some pics of Mount Rushmore BUT due to the fog all everyone saw was (as one person put it) the Northern Lights. There was nothing but flashes in the sky... You couldn't see any of the 25 minute show. Too bad. It really is one of the greatest in the U.S.
Anyway, thought I would share one picture with you. The man standing by me is truely an American Hero.
Bye for now
You may have to cut & paste to see the following links
for an idea of what these men did for you and me - see the movie `Code Talkers'
information on Navajo Code Talkers - http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq61-2.htm
information on Patriot Guard Riders - www.patriotguard.org/