ANTIQUE TRACTORS, MR.& MRS. SANTA, PRESENTING PRESENTS TO 100 CHILDREN.(1:30 PM-4:00 PM) IN THE GREAT ROOM
Tito Rodriguez, Chief of Region Three Apache Council of Texas: avid elk and turkey hunter, will be teaching the art of turkey and elk calling to all youth, families and veterans who partake in this adventure. THE ART OF TYING KNOTS, YELLOW scarves for National School Choice BEING HANDED OUT.First come first serve.
Our Color/Honor Guard has been performing Military Honors at many functions local, State and National level for approximately the last thirty years. The Color/Honor Guard has been known as the New Mexico Vietnam Veterans, Northern New Mexico Chapter; and now the Vietnam Veterans of America, Northern New Mexico Chapter #996. Our Color Guard/Honor Guard has conducted an average of 50-55 functions annually. The Military Honors which have been completed for the past thirty years are as follows:
- POSTING / PRESENTING / RETIRE THE COLORS: Post or Present and Retire the Colors at the opening and closing of many different ceremonies.
- FUNERAL HONOR GUARDS: Provided Military Honors at funerals for our Brothers in Arms and family that have passed on.
- PARADES: Performed in various parades at many locations with our Colors.
- FLAG FOLDING AND FLAG ETIQUETTE: Provided Flag Folding Ceremonies at many Schools and Senior Citizen Centers throughout the State. This includes the 13 folds of the American Flag and what each fold stands for. The students are provided with information on the Proper Flag Etiquette for the American Flag.
- SENIOR VETERAN PINING AND RECOGNITION: We have a joint working relationship with Amber care HOSPICE, where we are asked to go to the Senior Centers or Senior Veterans residence to perform a Special Pining and recognition of these Veterans. Those ceremonies include:
- Reading out the Special Recognition in a Military fashion for the Senior Veteran.
- Award of a Certificate and pin recognizing their Military Service from Amber care HOSPICE.
- Award of a Vietnam Veterans of America, Northern New Mexico Chapter 996 (VVA-NNM) CHAPTER COIN.