The Havasu Freedom Foundation hosted a Havasu Memorial Walkway Ceremony Saturday morning under the London Bridge. Forty-five family members representing World War II Navajo Code Talkers were in attendance to honor them.

Guest speakers included Mayor Cal Sheehy who read a proclamation from the city and author Laura Tohe and Zonnie Gorman.

The Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony above the bricks in honor of Code Talkers and The Marine Corps Color Guard presented the Colors.

For information about the purchase of a brick for the walkway, visit havasumemorialwalkway.org. Half of the net proceeds go to the Marine Corps League for local veterans needs and the other half will go to the London Bridge Rotary Club for scholarships.

American Legion, Eagles, and Patriot Guard Riders join together for the song “God Bless the USA.” Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Audience members join together for the singing of “God Bless the USA.” Jillian Danielson/RiveScene

Marine Corps League Color Guard carries the colors. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Sisto Sandoval opens the Memorial Walkway ceremony in prayer. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Gary Meyers speaks at the Havasu Memorial Walkway Ceremony. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Family members of Navajo Code Talkers stand during the ceremony to be recognized. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Bud Watts presents Zonnie Gorman with a flag during the Walkway Ceremony. Gorman is the daughter of Dr. Carl Gorman; artist, teacher and one of the original “first 29” Navajo Code Talkers. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Laura Tohe speaks at the Memorial Walkway ceremony in Lake Havasu City. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Bricks honoring WW2 Code Talkers are in place under the London Bridge. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Havasu Memorial Walkway Ceremony. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

 


2 Responses to “Havasu Memorial Walkway Ceremony Honors Navajo Code Talkers”

  1. Avatar Janet Heiman says:

    This was a wonderful tribute to Americans and what they can accomplish when everyone works together for the good of the country. Thank you Code Talkers and their families.

  2. Avatar Esther says:

    Such a beautiful ceremony!!!

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