- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 4, 2015

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) - Bronze replicas of the Congressional Gold Medals honoring the service of American Indians who used their native language to outwit the enemy during World Wars I and II will be displayed at Crazy Horse Memorial this Veterans Day.

The memorial will be the last stop of the touring “Oceti Sakowin (oh-CHAY’-tee shaw-KOE’-ween) Code Talker Congressional Medallion” exhibit, which also includes a display of tribal flags.

Maj. Gen. Tim Reisch, the adjutant general of the South Dakota National Guard, will be the featured speaker during a ceremony that will highlight the service of code talkers and their families from local tribes.

Code talkers used their native language as a means of secret communication during wartime.

Various South Dakota cities hosted the exhibit in October in observance of Native American Heritage Month.



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