Chaves County FRW honors area veterans

November 20, 2013 • Local News

The Roswell Veterans Honor Guard presents the flag at the Republican Woman Luncheon, Wednesday, to honor area veterans. A total of 116 people attended the event. (Jessica Palmer Photo)

The Federated Republican Women of Chaves County held a lunch to honor area veterans, Wednesday.

President Joan Boué circulated a request, asking for any member who is a veteran or had a family member who is a veteran to put forward a name.

“We received 26 responses and honored every person named.”

A total of 116 people attended to see 26 veterans receive certificates of honor for their service to their country.

The veterans honored were Barney Mays, San Ingram, State Rep. Bob Wooley (R-66), Greg Neal, Jack Swickard, Chuck Coll, Ken Zacher, Kevin Roe, Grandon West, Dennis Kintigh, Tom Slape, Gene De Los Santos, Dan Girand, Donal C. Armstrong, Jim Manatt, Jerry Heck, Christopher Sanders, Billy Nelson, Larry Newsom, Dick Floyd, Odis Word, Brian Davis, John A. Mihm, Kennith Hittle, Anthony Bloife and Bill Newman.

Wooley presented the awards and [auth] then addressed the crowd.

“I was a veteran of the Vietnam War. At that time, I would not say I was a vet. Now, I am proud to say it.”

He read the explanation of the folds of the flag written by an unnamed, unknown poet.

“The first fold of our flag is a symbol of life.

“The second fold is a symbol of our belief in eternal life. …

“The third fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veterans. …

“The fourth fold represents our weaker nature. …

“The fifth fold is a tribute to our country. …

“The sixth fold is for where our hearts lie. …

“The seventh fold is a tribute to our Armed Forces. …

“The eighth fold is a tribute to the one who entered into the valley of the shadow of death. …

“The ninth fold is a tribute to womanhood. …

“The 10th fold is a tribute to the father. …

“The 11th fold, in the eyes of a Hebrew citizen represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon, and glorifies in their eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

“The 12th fold, in the eyes of a Christian citizen, represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in their eyes, God the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit.

“When the flag is completely folded, the stars are uppermost reminding us of our Nation’s motto, “In God We Trust.”

Alice Eppers discussed the pending veterans cemetery.

“The land was donated. We have approached every member of City Council. This was in 2011. It is now 2013. The veterans still have no place to be buried here in Roswell. Two years is long enough.”

She urged people to contact city government.

Boué gave a brief report about the Republican Women Conference where Chaves County received two awards — the Gold Award, for their efforts in the community, and a second place in the scrapbook competition.




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Abie Lawrence Apodaca

Jose L Archuleta

Fred Franklin Atinson Jr.

Stanley Warren Bailey

Richard Alan Bateman

Clifford Geral Bull

Celestino Chavez Jr.

Herman Chavira

Arthur A. Clifton

William Harley Cole

Jacob C. Cummings

Herbert J. Doughty

Donal D. Durfee

Earnest Newton Franklin

Thomas Burns Hall

Raymundo E. Holguin

Jimmie Jumbo

John David Kington

Cecil Loncaseion

Robert James Lucas

Eutiquio J. Lujan

Blas W. Lujan

Joe L. Madril

Primeo R. Martinez

Louis Martinez

Rudy Velasco Mesa

Carlos B. Moya

Joseph John Marray

Lonnie Lavern Parker

Ithal Thad Patterson

Gray Pinto Pete

Oliver Lee Pruitt

Juan Quintana

Alberto S. Ramirez

Ray Robert Raught

Leon Roebuck

Issac Sandoval

Manuel Torrio Romero

Bennie Sisneros

Orvile Spicer

Richard W. Stokum

George Torres

Elias Eli Torres

Isidro E. Trujillo

Enrique Vigil



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Ricardo Gonzales Davis

Frederick D. Herrera

Mitchell S. Lane

Calvin Walter Maxwell

Scott Winston McIntire

Robert D. Morrissey

Bobby G. Neeld

John Sanders Oldham

Max Coleman Simpson

Robert S. Trujillo

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