ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Local veterans and active duty military are being honored for their service this Veterans Day. “It’s been over 46 years and I still feel it you know. Day to day you still feel it, you see somebody in uniform, you’re just proud of them you know,” said veteran Mike Gutierrez.
Albuquerque’s westside city councilors hosted a drive thru event where they handed out free hot breakfasts and grab bags filled with food. City Councilor Klarissa Pena says this is just a small form of appreciation to those who have made America what it is today.
“We just had an election and people who have fought for our freedom and make sure that we’re able to do the things that are afforded to us today is all because of our veterans. They’re who’ve made America what America is today,” said Pena.
A Veterans Day Program was also hosted by the Village of Los Lunas and live-streamed at 11 a.m. on the Los Lunas Recreation Division Facebook page and YouTube channel. Las Cruces hosted a virtual ceremony at 11 a.m. on Facebook on the City of Las Cruces Government and Las Cruces Fire Department pages. In Rio Rancho, Veterans Day will be honored with a remembrance ceremony that will be posted on the city’s website and social media pages by noon.
Local, state, and federal government offices, most schools, and banks are closed Wednesday in observance of the national holiday. Mail will not be delivered but there is a regular trash pick-up and bus schedule in Albuquerque.
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