|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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
Govenor S Martinez
Office of the Govenor
490 Santqa Fe trail Room 400
Santa Fe NM 87501