Navajo Code Talker to Visit Mesalands College

Thomas H. Begay, one of three living Navajo Code Talkers, will be visiting Tucumcari to speak about his incredible experiences in the United States Military. The community and surrounding areas are all invited to attend the Mesalands sponsored event at the Tucumcari High School Rattler Gym on Wednesday, November 2, 2022. Join us from 10:00am to 12:00pm as Thomas H. Begay tells stories of his service as a Marine in WWII and an Army Soldier during the Korean War.

Over 900 students from across the the state and surrounding areas will be in attendance, with more guests expected to arrive.* No RSVPs are required to attend. Congresswoman Teresa Leger-Fernandez will also be giving a short address following Mr. Begay’s presentation.

Mesalands College is excited to work with our community and state to host this once in a lifetime event. November is Native American Heritage Month and we are honored to celebrate the unique cultural perspective of a New Mexico Navajo. Closing the event, will have a drawing for authentic Navajo jewelry with proceeds benefiting Thomas H. Begay. This is so that he can continue his volunteer work traveling and sharing his story with the world.

If you are interested purchasing $1 tickets for the drawing, please contact Dr Maria Haase at (575) 461-6615 or Judy Ross at (505)507-3825