My turn: Students appreciative of veterans

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I had a great time hanging out with Lindsey-Steiner fifth and sixth graders Thursday, talking to them about the lameness of Justin Bieber, the hotness of Taylor Lautner and their excitement over their Bring a Veteran to School Day, which is being held today. Kids have changed since I was in sixth grade, but hearing […]

American Legion to honor Bataan Death March survivors

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Argen Duncan For the 64th year in a row, the local American Legion is honoring those who have served with their annual Veterans Day service. The event is open to the public. American Legion Post 31 and Auxiliary Unit 31 make a special effort to honor the area’s two surviving Bataan Death March survivors and […]

Portales past: Nov. 6, 1942

Nov. 6, 1942: The Portales Daily News: Plans were going forward for a blackout and simulated air raid Nov. 25, closing date for the November Drive, which the American Legion sponsored.

Club notes — Oct. 10

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American Legion Auxiliary On Oct. 2, the 4th District of the American Legion Auxiliary held its fall district meeting. The purpose of the district meeting is for the units in each of the districts to give their reports on what each unit has been doing since the last Spring District meeting. Department (state) officers and […]

Residents honor fallen soldiers

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Portales residents remembered the fallen Monday. The United Daughters of the Confederacy and the local American Legion post held separate Memorial Day ceremonies at the Portales Cemetery. The UDC ceremony began with the dedication of a headstone for Confederate veteran George W. Wood. “We are grateful for the records […]

Memorial Day events planned

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Memorial Day observances are planned across the region to honor fallen soldiers. Among organizations planning ceremonies Monday in Portales are the American Legion Post 31 in Portales, United Daughters of the Confederacy chapters from Portales and Clovis and Sons of the Confederate Veterans. American Legion Post 31 Commander Joe […]

Old veterans daunted with current wars

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist A small group of U.S. war veterans, the age difference among them as wide as 70 years, gathered this month at American Legion Post 177 in Fairfax, Va., for a special event at the annual Veterans Day Community Fair. They had agreed to participate in a “living history,” co-hosted by […]

American Legion honors veterans

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer The “Battle Hymn of the Republic” ends, and two gray-haired men hold flags high and present the colors with dignity. So began the American Legion’s tribute to veterans Tuesday morning at the Memorial Building. A survivor of the Bataan Death March, the nephew of a survivor and the widows […]

Events Calendar Nov. 11

Tuesday American Legion Veterans Day Observance — 10:30 a.m. Memorial Building. ENMU Veterans Day Observance — 10:30 a.m. Dallan Sanders Memorial Patio. Thursday Friends of the Library Book Sale — 5-7 p.m. in the Portales Public Library meeting room. Friday Friends of the Library Book Sale — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Portales Public Library […]

American Legion plans Veterans Day observance

By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer American Legion Post 31 will hold its 62nd annual Veterans Day observance beginning at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Memorial Building. Members of the American Legion’s honor guard, who perform the flag ceremony for Veterans Day, say it’s important to remember veterans. “The veterans who are really putting something […]

Oct. 2, 1951

Brank’s Comedians Tent Theatre was scheduled to perform “What Mothers Don’t Know” at Auspices American Legion, charging 50 cents for adults and 9 cents for children.

American Legion finds flags stolen

Freedom New Mexico Members of Clovis’ American Legion Post 117 are reeling from a theft that struck at the core of their values. Sometime July 6, the post’s three flags were stolen from their poles in front of the unit. “It hurts for someone to remove those flags,” Cmdr. David Jackson said. The American, New […]

Events Calendar, July 1, 2008

TodayState-wide American Legion Department of New Mexico Convention — Clovis American Legion Post 25, 2400 W. 7th Street. Information and times: 799-8084. MondayBoard of Regional Substance Abuse Treatment — Noon. Mental Health Resources Inc., 1005 S. Monroe, Tucumcari. Information: Pat Bowen (575) 483-5081. Portales School Board special meeting — 6 p.m., Central Office board room […]

Events Calendar June 29, 2008

TodayState-wide American Legion Department of New Mexico Convention — Clovis American Legion Post 25, 2400 W. 7th Street. Information and times: 799-8084. MondayBoard of Regional Substance Abuse Treatment — Noon. Mental Health Resources Inc., 1005 S. Monroe, Tucumcari. Information: Pat Bowen (575) 483-5081. Portales School Board special meeting — 6 p.m., Central Office board room […]

Community set to honor veterans

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Ceremonies will be held across the community over the next few days to honor those veterans who have served in the Armed Forces. Veterans Day is Sunday and the federal holiday is observed Monday. At 10 a.m. Sunday at the Memorial Building, a program will be held to honor […]

November 11, 1993

• Col. Thomas G Runge, Commander 27th Operating Group at Cannon Air Force Base, was the guest speaker at the 75th Veteran’s Day celebration, sponsored by American Legion Post #31 and the American Legion Auxiliary. • Texas native Daniel H Carmines IV was named the new circulation manager for the Portales News Tribune, replacing Lee Watson, […]

Boys’ State applications available

Freedom Newspapers The American Legion is seeking sponsors for its upcoming Boys’ State and Girls’ State programs. The programs annually take 300 to 400 young men and women from across New Mexico and teach them about political organization, campaigning and how to serve in elective office. Both sessions will take place on the campus of […]

Veterans day events planned

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Joe Blair, commander of American Legion Post 31 in Portales, keeps a good buddy up front in his thoughts each Veterans Day by always making sure there is a flag placed on his grave. Without naming the comrade, Blair said they were good friends, about the same age, who […]

Legion folds 100th flag in burial ceremony

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Marc Schoder: PNT Staff Writer American Legion Post 31 of Portales performed its 100th flag presentation Wednesday, more than four years after its first presentation on a snowy January morning in Causey. The group first started the flag presentations to enable all veterans to have military funeral honors as provided under the National Defense Authorization […]

City, ENMU honor veterans

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By Tony Parra Many Portales residents spent their time on Thursday with their right hand over the left part of their chest staring at the American flag during ceremonies honoring United States veterans on Veteran’s Day. Veteran’s Day activities took place to commemorate the veterans who have served in the United States armed forces. The […]