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Veterans, active-duty to be honored by legislature

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SANTA FE —Military veterans and active-duty personnel will be honored at the State Capitol in Santa Fe on Jan. 31 during Military and Veterans Day at the 2018 Legislature.

This annual day during the legislative session is presented by the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services and the New Mexico National Guard to honor active-duty service members and veterans for their sacrifice and service for our country.

The highlight every year is a noon ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda honoring not only active-duty personnel and veterans, but also a particular segment of the military community. This year’s ceremony will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and the 50th Anniversary of the creation of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire, which was our nation’s first Vietnam War memorial and the inspiration for the creation of the national Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Throughout the morning, there will be informational tables staffed by the New Mexico National Guard, veterans groups, and community service organizations in the east and west wings of the Rotunda.

For more information, contact DVS Public Information Officer Ray Seva at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (505) 827-6352.