Feb 6, 2012

Military & Veterans’ Appreciation Day at the Legislature

Chester Nez, 91, Navajo code talker, (center) with Cowboy Up! Directors Nancy De Santis and Rick Iannucci. Photo by: Chris Chaisson

Military & Veterans’ Appreciation Day at the Legislature

All were invited today to the annual Military and Veterans’ Appreciation Day at the State Legislature today from 8am to 1pm at the State Capitol Rotunda in Santa Fe.

The New Mexico National Guard and Reserve Unit members were honored at a special noon ceremony, featuring brief remarks by Governor Susana Martinez, New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services Secretary Timothy Hale and New Mexico National Guard Adjutant General Kenny Montoya.

Military and veterans’ service organizations, such as our own, had tables and exhibits in the Rotunda - it was so busy I didn't even get a chance to snap a shot with my camera! - Thanks Chris!

January 24th, 2012

The annual Ag Fest Legislative Reception was one of the best ever this year! The affair was held at the Sweeny Convention Center so there was more room for all. It was a great opportunity to support and network with our New Mexico beef producers. We enjoyed sharing what we are doing to preserve our Cowboy Ways and Traditions by giving our young men and women veterans a new mission to Cowboy Up! with our NMCGA Program Partner ranches.

Fun Fact: The NMCGA has represented the beef industry in New Mexico and the West since 1914 and has members in all 33 of the state’s counties as well as some 14 other states. Way to go NMCGA!

Cowboy Up! volunteer instructor Chuck Franco with Cowboy Up! crew.

4-H was there with their awesome booth sharing all about 4-H projects.