Opinion: Help out the Code Talkers Memorial Park
"It is time to honor courageous warriors who protected America’s freedom. Honorable combatants risked their lives to free the world of tyranny during World War I and World War II. Specifically, a unique and elite group of warriors that has been ignored too often and all but forgotten. Code Talkers from the Yankton Sioux Tribe served in Europe during World War I. Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota Sioux from around the Dakotas served in many of the fiercest battles in the Pacific Theatre of World War II.

It is time to pay tribute to these brave warriors. We of a grateful nation can honor them by extending our appreciation to their people in a significant way.

The Code Talkers made history using their native languages as a code unbroken by all our enemies. Today, you can be a part of history by helping build a Code Talkers’ Memorial Park on the Rosebud Reservation in Mission.

To make this tribute a reality, financial support from individuals and corporate donors is imperative. The Code Talkers’ Park is a $1 million project. The SDSU Foundation manages these hard-earned, tax-deductible donations.

The project needs your support in order to succeed. If it were not for the Code Talkers, our freedom would have been in jeopardy. If you appreciate your freedom, please give generously to this worthy project.

Designate contributions to Code Talkers’ Memorial Park, account number 100063. Send to SDSU Foundation, 815 Medary Ave., Brookings, SD 57006. Thank you for honoring the past and believing in the future.

For more information, call SDSU professor Dr. Russ Stubbles at (605) 688-4730, or Ch. Col. Robert J. Semrad, ret., at (605) 692-5207."

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Russell Stubbles: Memorial to honor Dakota's Code Talkers needs support (The Meade County Times 8/13)