Several years ago, I was in Arizona on a tour. Our leader unexpectedly ran across the Navajo Code Talkers at a spot where they had their books on display. I had never heard about them before this — not surprising, since our country took a very long time before giving them credit for the great role they played in World War II. We talked with them for some time and they signed our books. It was one of those special moments for all of us.
I was happy that President Trump was going to honor them but instead disappointed that he disrespected them by bringing up his Indian name for Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Why am I not surprised? It's all about him. My apologies to the Code Talkers.
Corvallis (Nov. 29)