Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Phoenix in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Tribute to Navajo Code Talkers

 
 
Tribute to Navajo Code Talkers Marker image. Click for full size.
December 21, 2011
1. Tribute to Navajo Code Talkers Marker
Inscription. This tribute represents the spirit of the Navajo Code Talkers, a group of more than 400 U.S. Marines who bravely served their country during World War II.

Their mission: to utilize the Navajo language in the creation of an unbreakable secret code. Between 1942 and 1945, the Navajo Code Talkers used this code and their skills as radio operators to provide a secure method of communications vital to America's victory.

Among many Native Americans the flute is a communications tool used to signal the end of confrontation and the coming of peace. This tribute represents the advancement of peace for all future generations.

This is the first permanent tribute to honor the Navajo Code Talkers.

"Tribute to Navajo Code Talkers" by Doug Hyde, 1989

Commissioned through the Heard Museum by Beta West Properties, Inc and the Koll Company
 
Erected 1989 by Heard Museum, Beta West Properties, Inc and the Koll Company.
 
Location. 33° 28.833′ N, 112° 4.409′ W. Marker is in Phoenix, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker is at the intersection of Thomas Road (Old U.S. 60) and Central Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Thomas Road. Click for map. Monument
Tribute to Navajo Code Talkers Sculpture and Marker image. Click for full size.
December 24, 2011
2. Tribute to Navajo Code Talkers Sculpture and Marker
is located on the northeast corner. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2929 North Central Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. United States Indian Vocational Training School (approx. 1.2 miles away); In Memory of the Students of this School who Enlisted in the Army and Navy during the World War (approx. 1.2 miles away); F.Q. Story Addition (approx. 1.6 miles away); Hotel San Carlos (approx. 2.1 miles away); Saint Mary's Basilica (approx. 2.1 miles away); Father Edouard Gerard (approx. 2.1 miles away); Rosson House (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Carriage House (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Phoenix.
 
More about this marker. Centerpiece of the Phoenix Plaza, visible at this important Phoenix intersection.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Marker listed geographically from center of Phoenix.
 
Additional comments.
1. Additional Information
Beautiful sculpture, but unless you read the plaque
you don't know it's a tribute to Navajo Code Talkers.

The site with the list of students from
Tribute to Navajo Code Talkers Sculpture image. Click for full size.
December 21, 2011
3. Tribute to Navajo Code Talkers Sculpture
View SW, Camelback and Thomas, from Phoenix Plaza.
Phoenix Indian School who fought in WWI is missing 5 names:
Mikey Tahdooahniptah (or,...nippah)
Leon Hallian
Clyde Hakoo
Joshua Morris
James Moses
William Baker's name was mispelled as Baxer. I copied
all the names from the plaque some years ago because I
was concerned they would one day be unreadable.
    — Submitted May 2, 2012, by Ginger Meadows of Mesa, Arizona.

 
Categories. Native AmericansWar, World II
 
Tribute to Navajo Code Talkers Sculpture image. Click for full size.
December 25, 2011
4. Tribute to Navajo Code Talkers Sculpture
From SE.
Tribute to Navajo Code Talkers Sculpture image. Click for full size.
December 25, 2011
5. Tribute to Navajo Code Talkers Sculpture
Close-up view from NW.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on . This page has been viewed 732 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on .   4, 5. submitted on . • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement