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Letter to the Editor: As Veterans Day approaches

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The American flag and the Pledge of Allegiance is the foundation of who we are as American citizens and the sacrifice our veterans have made for our great country. I still recall as a young soldier at Fort Knox how our commanding officer explained the importance of respecting and honoring our flag and the men and women who...

Letter to the editor: Thank you to Indigenous People’s Day supporters

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A note of thanks to everyone who came out to support Indigenous People’s Day on October 14, 2019.

Although the Day is not yet a Federal Holiday, there are efforts nation-wide to make this change happen; 11 states, including New Mexico, have replaced the long held holiday honoring a man that was actually lost at sea and his crew was on the verge of mutiny. Land was sighted just prior to his crew plotting to toss him overboard.

When the Indigenous people rescued the lost seafarers and welcomed them, they were found to be peaceful and friendly, according to the journals that were preserved. Another fact that is kept from the educational systems of the world is that the people...

Luján honors 75 Vietnam War veterans

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, presented 75 local Vietnam Veterans with the Vietnam Veteran Commemorative Pin – a commendation of our nation’s lasting gratitude to U.S. military veterans who served during the Vietnam War in a ceremony held at the Gallup Cultural Center on Oct. 19.

At the ceremony, Luján presented the veterans with the Vietnam Veteran Commemorative Pin to honor and thank them for their service to our country. Luján was joined by James Eby, of Gallup’s Veterans Helping Veterans and the Gallup Boy Scout Troop 40.

“I had the pleasure of recognizing dozens of Vietnam veterans - distinguished individuals...

Madame G guide to the stars Week of OCTOBER 28

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On Oct. 27 enjoy the New Moon. This is the time to think and consider your options. You may evaluate where you are and smile. You may also feel as if a pivot is in order. Madame G recommends that you let your voice roar and live the way you want. Don’t accept your own weaknesses. Speak up and let the world hear your voice. Be heard!

Aries (March 21-April 19)

You’re capable of so much more than you think. Don’t give in to the status quo of your own mind. Be bold! BE yourself and live according to your own rules or languish under the weight of society. The world needs your strong and powerful voice. Honesty is your best policy now.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

It’s easy to get a...

Letter to the editor: View of a veteran

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Government and private companies gone wild in California, just this week electricity was cut off to almost a million people for fear of starting a fire!  The state has lost its mind by allowing a private company to shut off the electricity to people who may be on oxygen, sleep c-pac’s, COPD therapy machines, and other at home medical devices.  So, the question is if a person were to die, or have to go to the hospital because there at home medical devices would not work who is going to pay for this?  This is the same state that bans certain assault firearms and their magazine size, limits concealed carry permits, is a sanctuary state, wants to give illegals free medical care, and...

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