Honoring Arizona’s Hopi Code Talkers Ceremony – May 23, 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY

CONTACT: SCOTT HANSON   602-903-8501

WHAT:

Honoring Arizona ’s Hopi Code Talkers Ceremony.

Families of the 10 Hopi Code Talkers will be recognized and honored for their service during World War II in the United States Army and the United States Army Air Corps.

Speakers will include:  Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, Sen. Jack Jackson, Jr., (D-Window Rock), Colonel Joey Strickland, Director, Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services, along with Hopi Tribe Chairman LeRoy R. Shingoitewa, Hopi Vice Chairman Herman Honanie, VaNiesha Honani, U.S. Navy veteran & granddaughter of Code Talker Perry Honani, Sr.,  Clifford Qotsaquahu, a U.S. Army veteran, and Bruce Talawyma, U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

WHO:

The Hopi Code Talkers are:

United States Army

·              Franklin Shupla

·              Warren Koiyaquaptewa

·              Frank Chapella

·              Travis Yaiva

·              Charles Lomakema

·              Percival Navenma

·              Perry Honani, Sr.

·              Floyd Dann, Sr.

United States Army Air Corps

·              Rex Pooyouma

·              Orville Wadsworth
WHEN:

Monday, May 23, 2011

10 a.m. to noon. (MST)

WHERE:

Hopi Veterans’ Memorial Center

From Flagstaff : Take Highway 89A North to Townsend-Winona Street . Turn right and proceed about 10 miles to Leupp Road; turn left and continue north another 31 miles to the Kykotsmovi turn off (just past the Little Colorado River Bridge); continue north 48 miles to Kykotsmovi. Approximately 92 miles from Flagstaff . At junction turn right and continue approximately 5 miles on Highway 264 to Hopi Veterans’ Memorial Center .

From Tuba City : Take Highway 264 East approximately 55 miles to Kykotsmovi. Continue approximately 5 miles on Highway 264 to Hopi Veterans’ Memorial Center .

From Winslow: Take Highway 87 North approximately 60 miles to Second Mesa turnoff. At junction Hwy 264 & Highway 87, turn left and continue approximately 15 miles to Hopi Veterans Memorial Center.

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3 Responses to “Honoring Arizona’s Hopi Code Talkers Ceremony – May 23, 2011”


  1. 1 Robert A. Flores July 29, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Ladies and Gentlemen,

    You are cordially invited on Sunday, August 7, 2011, to the Navy Operational Support Center, Phoenix, Arizona. Rear Admiral Sanders United States Navy will speak concerning the important impact of Native Americans currently serving in today’s Navy. The Navy’s impact on the Native American Community and local economy, the Navy’s engagement with American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), as well as the Navy’s commitment, and opportunities in education, leadership, meaningful service, travel, and other areas of significance.

    The Admiral would like to address and speak with Native American Elders, Leaders and Native American Youths on Sunday, August 7, at the Naval Facility located on 35th Avenue of the I-10 freeway.

    When: Sunday, August 7, 2011

    Time: 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

    Where: Naval Reserve Center 1201 N. 35th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85009. Located on the Southside of the I-10 freeway, 35th Ave. exit, Exit 141 south, the facility is on the eastside of 35th Ave. To enter the facility, after you take the 35th Ave exit, Exit 141, go south to W Roosevelt Street and turn east toward on W Roosevelt Street towards 34th Ave and turn north on 34th Ave. At the end of 34th Ave, you will see the entrance to the Naval Facility.

    To view the facility map, click on the link below or copy and paste it to your browser (It is the facility (1) above/north of Falcon Park on the satellite map),

    http://mapq.st/os7epe

    The point of contact for this event is Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Ray Fryberger U.S.N. (602) 353-3001 or you may contact me.

    Please RSVP with number of attendees to: 602.926.3827 or rflores@lib.az.us

    Please pass this email invitation to others that you feel may be interested in attending.

    Respectfully,

    Robert

    Robert A. Flores

    Museum Project Coordinator

    Arizona Capitol Museum

    Arizona Secretary of State

    1700 W. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85007

    Email: rflores@lib.az.us

    (602) 926-3827 (Direct)

    (602) 515-6373 (Cell)

  2. 2 Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert July 29, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Robert, thanks for letting us know about this event. I will likely re-post this announcement on my blog in the near future.

    • 3 Robert A. Flores July 29, 2011 at 5:01 pm

      Thank you Matthew for your assistance. I hope that the word travels throughout, because Rear Admiral Sanders USN will have a lot of good information to pass. We are hoping that many Native American Youth will also attend this event.


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