Activities for Memorial Day in Raton:
Memorial Day Events are scheduled for Monday, May 29th at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park in Eagle Nest, New Mexico and will be hosted by New Mexico State Parks
Monday, May 29th
Memorial Day Flag March
8:45 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
Join us for a visually stunning display as the American Legion of New Mexico leads a giant American flag up the hill to the Memorial. Volunteers to carry the flag are always needed. Kids are especially appreciated. If you’d like to help, assemble at the blinking light intersection of US 64/NM 434 no later than 8:45. For observers, make sure you get up the hill to the Memorial before 9 a.m. as the highway will be closed during the march.
9 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
On Memorial Day, the flag is flown at half-staff until noon — to both honor the sacrifices of those who gave their lives and to inspire those who continue in their stead.
Memorial Day Ceremony 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Please join us as we honor our veterans. The keynote speaker for this year is Kenneth Cordier. He is a former United States Air Force Colonel and Aviator who was an American prisoner of war in North Vietnam for over six years during the Vietnam War. There will be a 21-Gun Salute by the American Legion Post 112 from Leupp, Arizona.
** Bring lawn chairs, blankets and beach towels since seating is in our outdoor amphitheater. Free Admission**
New Mexico State Parks will host a Candlelight Vigil at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park in Eagle Nest, NM on Sunday, May 28th from 5:45 PM until 7 PM.
This ceremony honors all servicemen and women who didn’t make it home.
There will be a musical prelude by the 44th Army Band and speakers from Gold Star Wives will be featured.
Dress in layers as the ceremony is planned for the amphitheater, weather permitting.
In case of inclement weather, it will be held in the Visitor Center.
Classic Night at the Movies presents My Fair Lady (1964) at El Raton Wednesday, May 24th at 7 pm. FREE! Donations gratefully accepted for The VFW Auxiliary of Raton. Sponsored by KRTN, El Raton and Raton Natural Gas.
My Fair Lady is a 1964 American musical film that depicts a poor Cockney flower seller named Eliza Doolittle (played by Audrey Hepburn) who overhears an arrogant phonetics professor, Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison) as he casually wagers that he could teach her to speak “proper” English, thereby making her presentable in the high society of Edwardian London.
Accidental Writers Guild meets every Friday at 10 am in the upstairs room of the Arthur Johnson Memorial Library at 244 Park Ave. in Raton. All those interested in writing are invited to attend.
New writers – regardless of your preferred type of writing – are encouraged and welcomed. Share your knowledge and learn at the same time.