Viral photo of the week: Marines help Navajo Code Talker finish parade route

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ARIZONA – Two Navajo Marines helped Navajo Code Talker Roy Hawthorne, USMC, during a parade to honor the Navajo Code Talkers in Arizona.

Hawthorne walked the two-mile parade route, and seen in the photo, two Marines helped him with the last half-mile.

August 14th has been declared as National Navajo Code Talkers Day. The code talkers were used during World War II utilizing the Navajo language as to confuse the enemy. The codes they used were never broken and are considered to be insurmountable to help save democracy.

Each year in Window Rock, Arizona on the Navajo Indian Reservation, there is a parade and a program to recognize and honor Navajo Code Talkers.

The photo has gone viral on several Facebook pages, including Seal of Honor.

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