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Many of the Navajos who joined the Marines were underage, including the gentleman we heard at Navajo Museum. Because secrecy was vital to the successful development and implementation of the code, these young men did not even know what they had signed up for. Those first 29 men developed the code and the others memorized the code. All learned to transmit the code with uncommon speed and accuracy. The Navajo Code Talkers played a fascinating role during WWII and are worthy of honor and respect.
If you missed the earlier stops, follow the links and enjoy the view.
First stop - Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden here.
Second stop - Montezuma's Castle here.
Third stop - Sedona here.
Fourth stop - The Grand Canyon here.
Fifth stop - The Desert Watch Tower here.
Sixth stop - Glen Canyon and Lake Powell here.
Seventh stop - Zion National Park here.
Eighth stop - Between canyons here.
Ninth stop - Bryce Canyon here.
Tenth stop - Utah's Scenic Byway 12 here.
Eleventh stop - Ancient Petroglyphs here.
Twelfth stop - Goblin Valley State Park here.
Thirteenth stop - Arches National Park here.
Fourteenth stop - Moab, Utah here.
Fifteenth stop - Monument Valley here.
Sixteenth stop - Hole in a Rock here.