Thank a veteran for your freedom, he will appreciated it

Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor If you haven’t had the chance to personally thank a veteran this week for your freedom — find one after church and do it. The thought of walking up to a war veteran, shaking their hand and thanking them for their service either doesn’t occur to most of us, or […]

Portales remembers veterans

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer For widows of the men who marched in the Bataan Death March, Friday brought back wonderful memories of their husbands, but also tearful remembrances. The widows in attendance Rowena Preuit, Irene Wall, ImaGene McCormick and Joy Gardner were honored along with U.S. veterans at the Memorial Building in Portales on […]

Our freedoms should never be taken for granted

Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist Today is Veterans Day, a day to honor those courageous men and women who have made great sacrifices that enabled you and me to live in freedom. I cannot emphasize enough the impact of what those unselfish military people have done to defend and preserve this nation. Let us never take […]

Today we remember those who fought for us

Freedom Newspapers Today is Veterans Day, a time to honor all men and women who served in the United States armed forces. The United States always observes Veterans Day on Nov. 11, the anniversary of the end of World War I. This year, of course, Nov. 11 happens to fall on a Friday and the […]

Portales offers plenty of Veterans Day Events

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer There is no shortage of events commemorating U.S. military veterans for the Portales area this week and into the weekend. The American Legion Post 31 and the American Legion Auxilary Unit 31 members are sponsoring “A Tribute to Veterans” program beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Friday in the Memorial Building […]

Serving his fellow veterans: Moon still working hard as recruiter for local VFW post

Karl Terry:PNT Managing Editor Deward Moon is the kind of guy you might want around if you had to fix dinner for 30 or 40. But what the Portales veteran wants most is to be the kind of guy his fellow veterans can depend on for anything. Friday afternoon he was where he is most […]

U.S. District Judge Robert Brack addresses veterans

Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor In an early kick-off to Veterans Day events veterans and members of the public gathered Saturday for a program honoring God, country and veterans at Southside Church of Christ with keynote speaker, U.S. District Court Judge Robert Brack of Las Cruces. The event followed the church’s mens’ breakfast and was […]

City employee receives overdue medals

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Years before Tom “Mack” Tucker was working for the city of Portales in its parks and recreational areas, he was fighting for the United States in Vietnam. More than 35 years after he finished five tours in Vietnam, Tucker was honored for his service with a Purple Heart and […]

Military provides help for soldiers severely injured in Iraq

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Service members and veterans severely injured in Iraq and Afghanistan have inspired two new initiatives to help them and their families through difficult times. The first is a call center, with its title and phone number hard to memorize but worth the effort: The Military Severely Injured Joint Support Operations […]

Community urged to remember soldiers

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Veterans want members of the Portales community to celebrate Memorial Day and help remember those who gave their lives for Americans’ freedoms. The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9515 will each conduct activities during the weekend in commemoration of those who served in the military. The […]