Making Change: New Mexico National Guard

Saturday Jul 14, 2018

423 Central Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
US

Phone: 505-848-1376
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

FREE

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Contact:

The Public Library ABQ-Bernco

Phone: (505)848-1376
Website: Click to Visit

N.M. Department of Veterans Services Secretary Jack Fox gives a presentation on the storied history of the National Guard.

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New Mexico Department of Veterans Services Secretary Jack Fox will give a presentation on the storied history of the New Mexico National Guard. The former Army National Guard Deputy Adjutant General will share his knowledge of our state’s “citizen soldier” military force, outlining how it has played a key role in the history not only of New Mexico, but of our country. The Guard’s beginnings can be traced to when indigenous people of New Mexico banded together to fight Spanish colonialism. From there, citizen-soldiers played key roles for the Union in the Civil War Battle of Glorieta, with Teddy Roosevelt’s “Rough Riders” in the Spanish-American War, in World Wars I & II, the wars in Korea and Vietnam--and in the present-day War against Terrorism.