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March 29, 2023 @ 3:19 pm – 4:19 pm
Los Lunas VFW Post 9676
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𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗠𝗲𝗱𝗮𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝗛𝗼𝗻𝗼𝗿 𝗗𝗮𝘆 (𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝟮𝟱, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯) 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗩𝗶𝗲𝘁𝗻𝗮𝗺 𝗪𝗮𝗿 𝗩𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘀 𝗗𝗮𝘆 (𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝟮𝟵, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯) 𝗖𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻
National Medal of Honor Day is celebrated annually on March 25th and National Vietnam War Veterans Day is celebrated annually on March 29th. Los Lunas VFW Post 9676 invites the public, especially Vietnam War Era Veterans, 𝙩𝙤 𝙘𝙚𝙡𝙚𝙗𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙗𝙤𝙩𝙝 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙨𝙚 𝙞𝙢𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙩 𝙙𝙖𝙮𝙨 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙢 𝙤𝙣 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙝 25, 2023, 𝙗𝙚𝙩𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙣 10:00 𝙖.𝙢. 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙣𝙤𝙤𝙣.
The celebration will be held at our Post Home, the yellow building (former Train Depot) located at the entrance to Daniel D. Fernandez Memorial Park on State Highway 314. In celebration of National Medal of Honor Day, the Post invited John Taylor to preview, his soon to be released book: “𝗔 𝗟𝗲𝗴𝗮𝗰𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗛𝗼𝗻𝗼𝗿”, which describes the lives and exploits of forty-nine (49) men with strong connections to New Mexico. These veterans were awarded the Medal of Honor for their conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of their own lives, beyond the call of duty.
The Post also invited Dr. Richard Melzer, Cynthia Shetter, and John Taylor, to preview, their soon to be released, book: “𝗠𝗮𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗛𝗼𝗻𝗼𝗿”, about the life of our own Medal of Honor recipient, Daniel D. Fernandez, starting with his boyhood in Los Lunas and ending with his tragic death in the jungles of Vietnam. Both books will soon be available on Amazon with all proceeds going to support the Community Services Activities of VFW Post 9676. All attendees wanting to purchase, one or both, professionally researched and beautifully written historical books can sign up to do so, with Post Adjutant, Frank Gurule, at the end of the celebration. However, the Post will hold a drawing to give away one copy of each of these books to two lucky attendees.
To celebrate National Vietnam War Veterans Day, Jack Lovato, Post Quartermaster/Webmaster, will speak about the creation and history of National Vietnam War Veterans Day and why it is celebrated annually on March 29th. Mr. Lovato will also provide attendees with a partial chronology of the United States twenty-five-year involvement in the Vietnam War. After presentations and dismissal, refreshments will be served, and the authors and veterans will be available for visitation.