SFCC's Veteran's Legacy Project presented first big event
Thank you to the leadership of Stephen Martinez, Ph.D. and the SFCC Veteran’s Legacy Program (VLP) team, the first major lecture event happened April 26 at the Santa Fe Veteran’s Cemetery.
The VLP commemorates our New Mexican Veterans through the discovery and sharing of their stories. SFCC VLP encourages students, faculty, and teachers at colleges, universities and K-12 level in New Mexico and beyond to immerse themselves in the rich historical resources found within National Cemetery Administration cemeteries, and related historical documents. Participants can research Veterans interred in New Mexico’s cemeteries and develop educational tools that increase public awareness of Veteran service and sacrifice.
Students from NM School for the Arts listened to a lecture given by Stephen Martinez about those interred there from the Civil War.
A special thank you to SFCC contributing team members:
- Steve Martinez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History
- Alison Johnson, M.A., Assistant Professor and Co-Program Head of Film and
Peter Taussig, M.I.G., Associate Professor and Chair of Media Arts, Film and Photography
Also, SFCC recognizes these individuals who contributed so much to the succcess of the event:
Former SFCC Foundation Member Ken Dettelbach, J.D., Vietnam Veteran and community leader with his own successful, non-profit organization serving veterans. He has taken a leadership role and advocates for SFCC’s veterans.
K-12 Coordinator, M.A. Santa Fe School for the Arts
Victor Vasquez, Director of Santa Fe National Cemetery.
Thank you also to President Becky Rowley, Ph.D. and Veterans Resource Coordinator Krystal Patton for their support. We thank the many other individuals, organizations and funders for making this possible.
SFHS Junior Navy ROTC was there for the color guard and presentation of the flag.
See more images on the SFCC Veterans Resource Facebook page.
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