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Monday, April 25, 2011

A day in New Mexico

Do you remember the Battan Death March? Probably not unless you are a history buff or married to a military history buff like I am.  Today we stumbled on a Memorial to the Battan Death March in a new memorial park here. A large number of the survivors were from New Mexico and during the 2009 reunion they took impression of their foot prints for the memorial.

Think of the men whose footprints are here, what they suffered and remember it was for us, for all of us.

They have the names of every New Mexican citizen from this county who have served starting with the Spanish - American war. Different monuments memorialize different groups and individuals from WWI forward up to and including Afghanistan and Iraq.

I think it is quite impressive for a state memorial, what do you think?

We also went by one of the largest Pecan farms in New Mexico. Pecans are a big business in this state. I love the symmetrical look of the rows of trees. Did you know they flood them like rice fields? I didn't, until Jay was reading me his research last night. Yes, Jay always researches any place we stay for more than a day, to see if there is anything we can learn about the area and of course find good restaurants!

these have just been flooded

they are preparing these for flooding

so pretty
Tomorrow we are just doing a stop over in Fort Stockton, TX. Unless we get a really early start I doubt we will get to see the Fort, but Wednesday it's on to the Alamo!!

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. Theodore Roosevelt

1 comment:

  1. Don't you just love the pieces of history that can be found throughout our United States? Be careful, but hurry home.