The Iglesia de San Roque of Philadelphia celebrates its one year anniversary Aug. 9ht- 16th visit web site for more info. http://www.iglesiasanroque.org/
Bataan Gold Medal Update
BY JOHN J VALADEZ
ABQ Journal 12/27/2011, A6
It All Boils Down To Respect
Why "Mexican" is a racial slur in New Mexico. Hispanic New Mexicans have always taken our pledge of allegiance to The United States of America, one nation under God seriously, defending it with our blood. New Mexicans gave their money to George Washington's war of independence. The New Mexican government refused to shed the blood of U.S. solders when we were invaded. Hispanics have fought bravely and with honor in all of this Countries wars, dying on the beaches of Europe, the rice fields of Viet Nam, and after being the first responders a day after Pearl Harbor, left by our government in the hands of the Japanese at Bataan, yet they returned with the same love for our United States.
New Mexicans also give reverence and honor to our ancestors and will not deny our true heritage whether Spanish, French, Indian, Mexican, and others. When called a "Mexican" as a racial slur our only defense can be to "forgive and forget", making it the perfect tool to keep the native population of this state "in its place".
How different would the graduation rates be, if New Mexico's history and native populations were respected by all the teachers and administrators in our schools? Orae Dominguez
Santa Fe, genealogical researcher
and historian José Antonio Esquibel
2000 Adelantado Award winner received
the Cruz de Oficial (Officer’s Cross)
of the Orden de Isabel la Católica
(Order of Isabel the Catholic),
granted to him by order of Juan Carlos
II, King of Spain. Representing the King
was His Excellency Ambassador Miguel
Ángel Fernández de Mazarambroz
of the General Consulate of Spain,
NMHCPL Adelatado Honored
Santa Fe, NM--March 12, 2010--State Records Administrator Sandra Jaramillo has announced the selection of Rick Hendricks, Ph.D., as the new State Historian.
Santa Fe 400th opening remarks by H.R.H. the Prince of Asturias PDF