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The past 100 years, Nov. 12, 2018

November 13, 2018

From the Santa Fe New Mexican:

Nov. 12, 1918: Phillips, Directly From Front, To Speak In Santa Fe Tonight

Went Overseas At The Outbreak Of War With First Y.M.C.A. Party; was 24 Hours In An Open Boat When His Vessel Was Sunk By Submarine

Nov. 12, 1968: For only the second time in its 700-year history, the Taos Pueblo has observed a United States holiday — Veterans Day.

The Pueblo held an impressive ceremony yesterday, beginning with a procession of all the dancers and singers carrying the American flags around the pueblo, accompanied by chants and drums. The display ended with the raising of the flag in the center of the dancing ground.

Nov. 12, 1993: WASHINGTON — It’s not a numbers game. That’s what Diane Carlson Evans says when someone asks why women who served in the Vietnam era needed to have a memorial of their own when so few of them were killed during the war.

It’s not a numbers game, but on Thursday afternoon, more than 58,000 came to the National Mall to hear Vice President Al Gore pay homage to the angels of mercy whose stories of patriotism, compassion and heroism continue to inspire 24 years after the war’s end.

The Vietnam Women’s Memorial, carved by Santa Fe sculptor Glenna Goodacre, is situated near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial — the Wall, where the names of 58,143 dead and missing, including eight women, are sandblasted into a stark, chevron-shaped wedge of black granite.

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