Veterans Legacy Program
The Veterans Legacy Program (VPL), initiated in 2016, represents the NCA’s educational outreach initiative for the nation. Each VLP project is to create an experience of learning that builds community and commemoration of veterans’ legacy, by sharing positive narratives, which may be used to teach, both about the unique individual qualities of the Veteran and about Veterans as a community.
A local group has formed to respond to the NCA’s next solicitation for VPL proposals. Our Legacy Project Committee includes Dr. Steve Martinez, Professor of History at Santa Fe Community College (SFCC), Ken Dettelbach, a Vietnam Veteran and community leader with his own successful, non-profit serving veterans, and Dr. Michael Droge, a retired University President. The three also serve together on the New Mexico Military Museum Foundation’s Education Committee, and that Foundation could become another key partner for the Legacy Project.
The program was recognized at the legislature.
Photo: 2020 NM State Endorsement of the Veterans Legacy Program