Navajo Code Talkers

Navajo Code Talker saluting at Window Rock, Arizona (Photo courtesy of Kenji Kawano)

Help get a US commemorative Forever postage stamp to honor the Navajo Code Talkers and their inspiring American legacy.

Take action by writing a brief letter today to US Postmaster General Louis DeJoy (address below). Also, contact your congressional lawmakers asking that the USPS issue a Navajo Code Talkers commemorative postage stamp soon.

Hundreds of Navajo men led the way for indigenous code talkers to help the Allied Forces win in the Pacific Theater of World War II. They served with distinction despite centuries of racial prejudice and violence against the Navajo and other First Nations. Though their language and culture was often disparaged by parts of US government leadership, the Navajo proudly used that same language to help win the war — it was the ‘unbreakable code’ that the enemy never could figure out.

Write your letters to…

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy

Stamp Development

Attn: Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee

475 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Room 3300

Washington, DC 20260-3501

Also, call and send similar letters to your congressional lawmakers. Find their address at…/find-your-representative.

Consider using Go For Broke Soldiers Stamps when you send letters in the mail!

3-minute history of the Navajo Code Talkers’ unbreakable code told by veteran Peter MacDonald. Courtesy of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
3-minute history of the Navajo Code Talkers program and the taking of Iwo Jima, as told by veteran Thomas H. Begay. Courtesy of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs