Support Veterans Cemetery at Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire

Support Veterans Cemetery at Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire

Many veterans in New Mexico and the Southwest are underserved in terms of access to a veterans’ cemetery. New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez created a state veterans cemetery initiative to address this need. The plan is to construct three to four new veterans’ cemeteries in the initial phase. These cemeteries will be built to National Cemetery Administration standards and the majority of the funding will come from federal grants. Village of Angel Fire officials have requested that Angel Fire be chosen as one of the initial sites for a veterans’ cemetery. The proposed site is adjacent to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park near Angel Fire.


The site selection process is highly competitive. We need immediate support to locate a cemetery adjacent to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Angel Fire. Anyone can assist; veterans, non-veterans; New Mexico residents or people from other states.


Please email or send a letter  to Governor Martinez expressing your support and requesting that one of the first sites be in Angel Fire. You may use or modify our letter according to your own wishes. Each provides powerful justification why Angel Fire should be chosen for a cemetery site.


Letters and emails should arrive at the Governor’s Office (with copy to NM Department of Veterans Services Secretary Tim Hale) by December 30 if possible. Correspondence after that date is still appreciated, but should arrive by January 10, 2014 if possible.


Finally, please copy us (ricksprott62@gmail.com) so we might include all letters/emails in our application on December 30 as well as being received separately by state officials.


Thank you for your support!

David Westphall Veterans Foundation

New  Mexico Representative                                       New Mexico Senator

Dennis Roche                                                               Pete Campos

Dist 67                                                                           Dist 8

PO Box 355 Texico NM 88135                                          418 Raynolds Ave  Las Vegas NM 87701

denroch@hotmail.com                                                    pete.campos@nmlegis.gov


Govenor S Martinez

Office of the Govenor

490 Santqa Fe trail   Room 400

Santa Fe NM 87501



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