U.S. veterans honored at memorial service

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun On Monday, Tucumcari VFW Post 2528 conducted Memorial Day services to honor those who served in the U.S. military. “We gather here today to remember and honor those who served their country and died for their country,” said Kathleen Lopez, president of the VFW Post 2528 Ladies Auxiliary. Veteran […]

Tucumcari VFW post holding Veterans Day events

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By Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari VFW Post 2528 will be holding three events in honor of Veterans Day. At 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, the VFW will place flags at the cemetery for all veterans. On Saturday the VFW will be holding their annual Buddy Poppy drive at various locations throughout the town. At 11 […]

Veterans honored, remembered

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In memory of the men and women of the U.S. Armed Services who have gone before us and will come after us, the members of Tucumcari’s Veterans of Foreign Wars conducted the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Tucumcari Memorial Park. The color of the flowers and those in “old glory” told the story as […]

Give thanks for vets

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Armistice of Nov. 11, 1918. It wasnt until 1938 that Congress passed a bill making Nov. 11 Armistice Day. But then came World War II and it produced its veterans, who were not recognized by WWI’s Armistice Day. Congress and many people thought we needed a day that would […]

Rolling Thunder arrives tonight

QCS Staff Tucumcari is set to hear Rolling Thunder tonight, with a 7 p.m. performance set for the Tucumcari High School Auditorium. The group is on the way to Washington, D.C., with the aim of highlighting the plights of prisoners of war (POWs) and those missing in action from current and previous military services. “Our […]

Veteran asks for help to keep office open

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari city commissioners on Thursday vowed to write letters in hopes of keeping the local veterans’ affairs open and agreed on the first phase of renovating the local wastewater treatment facility. Joe Valverde, a veteran of the Korean War and the Vietnam War, told commissioners he was concerned about […]

Veterans Day means honor in Quay

QCS staff Quay County is planning a hefty salute – or two – for Veterans Day on Friday. The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 2528, and Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting an 11 a.m. memorial event at Tucumcari’s Veterans Park on Third and Main, according to a release from the organization. The release said the […]

Veterans’ services reopens

The New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services has reopened its Tucumcari office after a two-month hiatus. The office is located at 706 S. First St. and is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Call Albert Trujillo at 461-1506 for information.

‘We come here to remember’

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun – Friends, relatives of deceased veterans gather at Memorial Cemetery to pay respects. On a sunny Memorial Day in Tucumcari, relatives and friends of deceased veterans came to Tucumcari Memorial Cemetery to pay their respects. Benny Sandoval drove from Garden City, Kan. The former Tucumcari resident, army specialist, and […]

Local VFW raises money for Quay County vets memorial

Quay County Sun Staff Quay County veterans are one step closer to being memorialized in granite. VFW Post 2528 members Tony Apodaca and Lydia Fazekas on Friday presented a check to Diane Morton, the local office manager for Glaze Monument Company. The $5,625 check will cover the cost for a veterans monument at Veterans Park […]