On Saturday, November 11th, our nation will recognize Veterans Day, honoring all of America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of our country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. Thank you to all veterans for your service to our country! 

Here are some local Veterans Day events taking place tomorrow:

The American Legion Post 18 in Silver City will be hosting a Veteran Day ceremony for veterans and their families with food, music, presentations and guest speakers. The ceremony will take place at 11:00 a.m. at 409 West College Street. For more information, call David at 575-654-0320.

The nonprofit organization, Equine Safe Haven, will be at Saddle Hawk Ranch to give veterans a day at the ranch to discover the world of horses and carriage driving. This event will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 4930 Franklin Road in Deming and is free to all veterans. 

The Silver City Moose Lodge will be having a free Thanksgiving dinner for all veterans and their families from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. They will also be giving out gift cards at random to veterans.

The Silver City Woman’s Club will be having thirty 3rd Annual Veterans Day dinner to honor all Grant County veterans and their spouses. The dinner will take place at 5:00 p.m. at 411 Silver Heights Boulevard. 

In other News: 

Silver City Mayor, Ken Ladner, is inviting the public to join him at the next “Monday Meeting with the Mayor” on Monday, November 13th from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The meeting will give the public a chance to share their ideas, input and inspirations on how to make the Town of Silver City  more successful. The meeting will take place at the J. Cloyd Miller Library Forum located on the campus of Western New Mexico University. All community members are invited to stop by anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. to share their ideas and insights on how to make the Town of Silver City a better place.  

Lordsburg recently held a memorial to dedicate a life-size silhouette cutout of a uniformed police officer, to New Mexico State Police officer Darian Jarrot, who was killed in the line of duty in 2021. Law enforcement officers as well as local and state officials such as the New Mexico Lieutenant Governor, New Mexico State Representatives and the Mayor of Lordsburg participated in the event. The statue is located in front of the Hidalgo County Courthouse and includes lighting, seating, a flag pole and a prayer for police officers.