DAR to host flag-burning ceremony

By Glenda Reid The Tucumcari Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has been trading flags all over town. When a flag is so worn it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country, it should be destroyed by burning in a dignified manner. Visit www.usflag.org for information on proper [...]

Local DAR chapter hands out flags

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By Glenda Reid The Tucumcari Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has a program where they give out new United States Flags for torn or faded flags. The Tucumcari Chapter members drive around town and jot down places that fly the United States flag and see if that flag needs replacing. Then the [...]

Community briefs — Nov. 3

Local VFW post placing flags VFW Post 2528 will be honoring our veterans by placing flags at the cemetery and is seeking assistance from the general public. We will meet at the cemetery at 7:30 a.m. on Monday. Bring gloves and a hammer.VFW will hold a Veterans Day ceremony at the cemetery on Nov. 11 [...]

Clovis soldier laid to rest

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Solemnly they stood, forming a tableau that stretched from a corner in Clovis to Melrose to Fort Sumner. “We are here to support the family of the fallen soldier,” said Byron Cross, near a Clovis church entrance, his motorcycle behind him. A legion of supporters — most of whom had [...]

Cannon gets support from communities

By Leslie Radford Janice Brown was up at 3 a.m. Friday, peeking through the blinds at her home off of Commerce and Pile streets to see what the commotion was going on outside her window. “There were already people out walking around,” she said. “I was looking for media, mostly, but I couldn’t believe there [...]

Volunteers salute Veterans Day with flags at cemetery

TV Hagenah As the blustery wind blew Wednesday afternoon, a handful of men and women wandered through Memorial Park Cemetery reading each headstone. When they found anything on the incription of the headstones that said the individual lying there had been a member of the U.S. military while alive, they put a small 8 X [...]

VFW to dispose of American flags

Members of the Tucumcari Veterans of Foreign Wars will be holding a disposal ceremony for American Flags on Monday, June 14, Flag Day. The veterans organization will be disposing of the flags in accordance with tradition and United States federal law. For that reason the members of the VFW urge area residents with tattered, torn [...]