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R&R for Vets news and updates exceed those of our local veterans and their surviving spouses. Furthermore, we offer valuable insights for the entire community. Check in often to be the first to know about our activities and announcements. Furthermore, sign up with your email today to join the informed community and stay up-to-date with the latest news and events.

Why is it important to share veterans’ events, celebrations, and meetings and how the community supports our veterans?

Recognition and Gratitude: Sharing these events allows the community to recognize and express gratitude towards veterans for their service and sacrifice. It’s a way to honor their commitment to protecting and preserving the country’s freedoms.

Awareness: By sharing veterans’ events and activities, the community becomes more aware of veterans’ challenges. Challenges include transitioning to civilian life, accessing healthcare, or finding employment. Awareness leads to increased support and resources for veterans.

Unity and Solidarity: Veterans’ events unite community members, veterans, and their families, fostering a sense of unity and solidarity. It shows that the community stands with its veter

ans and supports them in their endeavors.

Networking and Support: Moreover, events allow veterans to connect with organizations offering support services. Networking within the veteran community is valuable for sharing experiences, finding resources, and building friendships.

Education: Veterans’ events often include educational components, such as workshops on mental health, job training programs, or information sessions about veterans’ benefits. The community shares these events to help educate veterans and their families about available resources and support.

Inspiration: Furthermore, sharing stories of veterans’ achievements, resilience, and contributions to society can inspire others, including younger generations, to serve their country or to support those who have served.

Overall, sharing veterans’ events, celebrations, meetings, and community support initiatives is crucial for fostering a culture of appreciation, support, and understanding for those who have served in the military. It strengthens the bond between veterans and their communities and ensures they receive the recognition and assistance they deserve.


“A DOUBLE DOSE OF HELL: The Bataan Death March and what came next.”


Major General Miguel Aguilar 

The Adjutant General of the State of New Mexico

Requests the honor of your presence at 

the Commemoration of the 

82nd Anniversary of the Fall of Bataan

on Tuesday, the Ninth of April 

Two thousand and Twenty-Four 

The ceremony will commence at Eleven o’clock in the morning

Bataan Memorial Building 

407 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 

Reception Immediately following Ceremony at the New Mexico Military Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 

To R.S.V.P. please click the link. Please copy and paste the address into your web browser if you cannot click the link.

Honoring Veteran Placido Borrego

Proclamation Ceremony

Mayor Allan Webber Pays Tribute to a Veteran Icon

You are invited to attend a proclamation by Mayor Allan Webber and salutations by others

to recognize a veteran icon of Santa Fe, who served in 3 wars in the US.

The ceremony will take place on April 10th at 4:30 pm (All must be seated by then.)

Santa Fe City Council Chambers – 1st floor of City Hall.



Peter Fasano, a Vietnam veteran living in Santa Fe, New Mexico, currently displays his work at Santa Fe City Hall, specifically in the hallway leading to the Council Chambers. He accidentally stumbled into the business of creating and selling hand-silk screens, hand-painted fabrics, and wall coverings. After his discharge from the army, he embarked on a journey into painting, eventually showcasing his business’s establishment in fifteen U.S. states and various other countries. Peter Fasano is an abstract, minimalist artist. Fasano actively invites viewers to immerse themselves in his distinctive perspective, carefully curating each piece. This illuminates how Fasano transitioned from military service to artistic self-expression, offering insight into his evolving creativity.

My life has always seemed to revolve around lines, grids and repetition. Abstract art is my North Star. I have been working on a variety of substrates, including joss paper, scratch board, aqua board, using pencil, ink and watercolor. With Elizabeth Hamilton, my wife and business partner of 45 years, I don’t think I’ve ever been happier in my life.” – PETER FASANO.

 City Hall, 200 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. – sponsored by R & R for Vets

Bright Smiles Ahead: Free Dental Clinic Opens in Santa Fe

The NM Mission of Mercy (NM MOM) is returning to Santa Fe, offering a beacon of hope for those unable to afford dental care. At the Santa Fe Community Convention Center on April 26–27, 2024, NM MOM will provide two days of free dental services. Thanks to volunteer professionals, the clinic service includes cleanings and fillings. This event follows a first-come, first-served policy, providing equal access to all attendees. All in need are invited, with no questions asked. MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

Volunteers and sponsors unite to provide a broad spectrum of dental treatments in a community effort. This initiative provides essential care. Moreover, everyone is encouraged to spread the word about this life-changing opportunity. Visit the NM Dental Association Foundation’s website for more information. Let’s make a difference, one smile at a time.

Ramps for New Mexico’s Veterans and Others in Need

R & R for Vets provides ramps for our local veterans and their surviving spouses in need without cost to them.

In New Mexico, another source is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides ramps to everyone in need. The service is offered to everyone in need. The New Mexico Ramp Project builds ramps to ensure that everyone in New Mexico can get into their homes without worrying about cash. A team of volunteers does all the work.

ALUMINUM WHEELCHAIR RAMPS VERSUS WOOD-CONSTRUCTED RAMPSR & R for Vets provides aluminum wheelchair ramps to our local veterans and their surviving spouses in need for the following reasons: Read More


On Saturday, March 23rd. many attended the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Santa Fe Vet Center at its new location, 6535 Airport Road. Photos below: The Blessing Ceremony with Reymundo Madrid from Isleta Del Sur Pueblo, the Keynote Address by Gary Donato, LT/SS, USN Retired (American Legion Post 12), and the Groundbreaking event follow. Ceremonial Shovel Holders: William Beardsley SSgt. USAF, Terry Smith Capt. USMC, Paul Duran Sgt. USMC, Jonathan Sanchez Cpl. USMC, David Sandbakken LCpl USMC, Rosemary Morales LCpl USMC, Kenny Keelin, SSF, USA, Jimmy Saiz MSgt. USMC, Jerry Davis Sgt. USMC, Nicholas McKenzie PO2 USN, Jeffrey Mahrer PO2 USN, Milo Garcia USA.