Daily Press Staff Writer
Beginning at 11 a.m. on Veterans’ Day, at the exact time the armistice was signed that brought World War I to a close, the Baish Veterans’ Park dedication was held.
In a show of sincere respect and gratitude to the sacrifice and service of this country’s veterans, many Artesians were in attendance at the ceremony. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.
With Gene Dow, the vice president and general manager of KSVP, hosting the event, the ceremony formally began with the playing of “O Fair New Mexico,” the state song.
After the opening song, the color guard posted the colors using a flag that once flew over the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. An opening prayer was also given by Pastor Rick Sullivan of First Baptist Church.
Next, Zack Riley, a congressional staffer, spoke on behalf of Congressman Steve Pearce. As Riley pointed out, the congressman couldn’t be in attendance because he was overseas visiting with U.S. troops. Nevertheless, Pearce had a few words to say on behalf of Baish Park’s dedication and Veterans’ Day.