Navajo Veterans Memorial Park

Navajo Reservation

Below the eponymous Window Rock you'll find the Navajo Veterans Memorial Park, whose circular layout is a metaphor for the rising and setting of the sun. A statue memorializes the Navajo Code Talkers, and 16 steel bayonets honor soldiers killed in action.

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