Death doesn’t take memories away

As a young child during World War II, I vividly remember the pain and sacrifice of a war. My grandmother lived by the highway and the railroad tracks. Granny and I spent many hours waving to troop trains and army caravans. “They are giving their lives for us,” Granny would say through misty eyes. “Some […]

Be thankful to be alive

If I had never been born, I would not have known the joy of falling in love. I would not have known the meaning of unselfishness, sacrifice or consideration for the needs of others. I would never have experienced that special kind of love motherhood brings…a special feeling of pride for three wonderful sons. I […]

Veterans honored at local ceremonies

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Those who recognize freedom comes with responsibility and sacrifice, those who raised their right hands and offered themselves fully for what needed to be done — these are the people recognized and honored on Veterans Day, the Cannon Air Force Base wing commander said. Col. Stephen A. Clark was […]

Ceremony honors local veterans

Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Bataan Death March survivor Irvin Butler of Portales sits while attendees sing “America the Beautiful” during the 63rd annual American Legion Tribute to Veterans Wednesday at the Memorial Building. He and the widows of other local survivors were given gifts of appreciation at the event. By Argen Duncan: PNT senior […]

Obama’s words of sacrifice vague

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist I don’t know what President Obama means when he says “We must all expect to sacrifice during these times.” But never mind the details. Does he want to enact laws that force us to sacrifice? Is that his job? What exactly does the president consider a sacrifice? Does […]

Each soldier’s sacrifice always admirable

Freedom New Mexico Sentiment exists for changing the day Memorial Day is observed back to the traditional date of May 30 — it was changed in 1968 to the last Monday in May to give us another three-day weekend. Ironically, May 30 was chosen as the date in 1866 to celebrate Decoration Day, when the […]

Imagine Christ’s suffering

By Joan Clayton The road to the cross was paved with pain, love and sacrifice. Can you: Imagine the pain the shame, the rejection … how it felt to be totally alone at the moment of crucifixion … the pounding of the nails into his wrists and feet … the anguish of Jesus gasping for […]

Lent a time of self-sacrifice

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Since I was a child, Lent has been that time of year that we pick something we really like and then torture ourselves, and those around us, going without it for 40 long days and nights. After all, if Jesus could survive in the desert for 40 days and […]

Sacrifice is more than an idea

Commentary by Jenny Sokol: Freedom News Service I wanted to escape the war; I hoped moving to Kansas would help. Fort Leavenworth would offer a reprieve, I assumed, because the Army post isn’t home to battalions of deployable soldiers. I looked forward to living in a neighborhood free from yellow ribbons and single star Service […]

Portales remembers fallen warriors

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By Casey Peacock, PNT Staff Writer A respectful silence fell over the crowd as members of the American Legion Post 31 raised the American flag to half mast in honor of those who have given the utmost sacrifice for the United States. The raising of the flag was a small part of the 61st Memorial […]

Words are all we have to honor soldiers’ sacrifices

Editorial They say art imitates life. Perhaps that’s the reason it’s easy to find explanations of why men and women put their lives on the line for their country and their comrades. The season finale of the television show “ER” featured one of the characters being killed by a roadside bomb while he was serving […]

Buffs beat ENMU twice, earn split in series

PNT staff For a team that gave up 44 runs in a doubleheader one day earlier, the West Texas A&M baseball team managed to turn things around dramatically on Saturday. WT parlayed a close call followed by consecutive ENMU errors on bunts into seven unearned runs in the 10th inning for a 9-2 win in […]

Valentine’s Day is about sacrifice, acts of love

Helena Rodriguez If you think Valentine’s Day is just for lovers, you’re wrong. There’s no reason anyone should be excluded because love is giving a part of oneself to others in many ways, not just in an affectionate way. On Valentine’s Day, it is better to give than to receive, just like during Christmas time. […]