Veterans marker added to Logan cemetery

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun More than 100 Logan residents gathered Monday for the dedication of the Logan Veteran’s Memorial Marker. The crowd stood silent as the U.S. flag was lowered to half staff at Logan Cemetery, starting the ceremony. A roar grew closer as the crowd’s attention turned the sky. A flyover was […]

Vietnam war veterans owed apology

By Baxter Black: On the edge of Common Sense This Memorial Day weekend, my thoughts will go back to a friend from college — Clovis May. He was a mild-mannered, hard working, good cowboy from a ranching family in Deming, New Mexico. I don’t recall exactly what his major was, but probably range management or […]

Veterans’ stories should be kept alive

by David stevens: Freedom editor I never knew Glen Hubbard Stevens. My granddad’s little brother died 15 years before I was born. A newspaper obituary reports Sgt. Stevens was killed in action on D-Day, June 6, 1944, and that’s what’s inspired me to learn more about him. A real hero among us Stevens’? Imagine that. […]

Vietnam vets honored

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun More than 25 people turned out Monday in Logan to observe New Mexico Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day. “We are very happy with the turnout,” said American Legion Post 77 Commander Bobby Casados. With a police escort, the group marched on the 540 Loop from U.S. 54 to Post 77 […]

Tucumcari Middle School honors veterans

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By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Today across the country and in Quay County the men and women of the military are being honored for their hard work, sacrifice and service to their nation on Veterans Day. We sat down with a few Tucumcari Middle School students and asked them why is Veterans Day so […]

Press Release: Discounts available for disabled veterans on game and fish licenses

SANTA FE — Starting July 1, service-connected disabled veterans who are New Mexico residents will be eligible to buy an annual combination fishing and small-game hunting license for $10. The license normally costs $33.

One-time payment set for veterans

By QCS Staff U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall announced Tuesday that New Mexico will benefit from over $4 million through the Veterans Administration as a part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, according to a press release. The recovery funding will be used at the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in […]

Veterans Day observances set in Quay County

By QCS Staff Veterans Day services set for SundayThe Tucumcari Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, with the assistance of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2528 will hold a pre-Veterans Day service at 1:30 p.m. Sunday

Replica bell comes through city

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico The Traveling Liberty Bell was escorted through Tucumcari Wednesday by the American Legion. The bell, cast in 1976, is a replica of the original Liberty Bell, said Belladeer David Hall. It is moved across the country in order for soldiers, veterans and their families to hear the sound of […]

Letter to Editor: Veterans medical services could use more staff

Veterans need to tell legislators that medical services need more staff