In advance of Veterans Day, we were so glad to be able to partner with our campus-mate, The New Mexico National Guard Museum last weekend for Military Families Appreciation Day. As we work towards a more unified campus this was a great first step in pooling resources and sharing knowledge. Not only were there two realistic camps set-up honoring both the Civil War and WW2, some incredible military vehicles, and a march by the Color Guard, but also an excellent presentation by Colonel Peterman, a history teacher and a self-proclaimed vexillologist (vocabulary word of the day!). Colonel Peterman brought along a historic wool flag from 1896 and gave us an overview of the flag’s symbolic attributes (trivia: what do the stripes stand for?), guidelines for displaying the flag, as well as a demonstration on how to properly fold a flag with the help of two guards.
Thank you to all the military personnel that came out to share their knowledge and spend the day with us, we are so grateful for your service. In honor of Veterans Day, free admission continues today for all military families… our small way of saying thank you.