State of New Mexico
United States of America
Dear Community Members,
The Military Order of the Purple Heart is seeking your help with donations to assist in the continuation of a program of honoring New Mexico’s “Fallen Warriors”, their families and our Combat Wounded.
As the number of New Mexico’s killed in action continues to grow, we are again obligated to honor those Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airman who have given their full measure of service to this country. To that end, we have created a Memorial Service, where the families of these “Fallen Warriors” are invited to this ceremony, along with other families who have recently lost sons and daughters of the War on Terror. In cooperation with the Association of the US Army, the Marine Corps League, and the Air Force Association, we pay for the families’ expenses (travel, lodging, food) no matter where they are currently residing. They occupy a special area during the NM Veterans’ Memorial Ceremony; they are presented Memorial Bricks, which are later set in place of Honor at the Memorial; they are presented with an exquisite Memorial Purple Heart plaque, and are also given a Patriotic quilt made by the Jemez Quilting League. They then attend a catered luncheon, where they are able to share a meal and emotions. It is, indeed, a special time for them.
I hope that we may count on your generosity and Patriotism, as we pay our respects to those who have given their lives in service to this nation and their families who have suffered such a terrible loss?
We are having our 11th Annual Fallen and Wounded Warriors Golf Tournament at Los Altos Golf Course, Albuquerque on Saturday, August 25, 2018. Your charitable contribution as a Hole Sponsor (signage provided) and/or merchandise to be given away as prizes is greatly appreciated.
Yours in Patriotism,
Andrew Bennett, Commander
Department of New Mexico