Zonnie will be giving an abridged version of her signature lecture, Growing Up With Heroes, at Navajo Middle School. Zonnie loves when she can share the story of her father and the other Navajo Code Talkers with Navajo youth.
Zonnie shares a touching story about the Navajo Code Talkers, and particularly about her father's role as one of the First Twenty- Nine. In addition, you will experience the Navajo reservation of the 1940s, the U.S. Government policy of Assimilation to eradicate indigenous languages and cultures and learn how the code was made. Zonnie's personal insights, well researched information and wry humor combine to offer a poignant, eye-opening and stirringly patriotic presentation.
Zonnie Gorman returns to her high school, Verde Valley School, to present her journey of Growing Up With Hereos. Zonnie is the daughter of Dr. Carl N. Gorman, who was one of the original First Twenty-Nine Navajo Code Talkers of World War II.