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State World War I Centennial Commission Formed

Will Coordinate Statewide Events Marking the 100th Anniversary of the End of World War I

By State of NM

SANTA FE, NM – Today, the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services announced New Mexico’s special committee to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

The New Mexico World War I Centennial Commission will work locally on the National WWI Centennial Commission’s nationwide effort to educate Americans about the war. New Mexico’s commission will host events around the state highlighting New Mexico’s impact on the war and the sacrifices made by its citizens less than five years after becoming our nation’s 47th state.

Named to the New Mexico WWI Centennial Commission are:

Chairwoman: Governor Susana Martinez
Commissioners:
· Jack R. Fox/Cabinet Secretary, New Mexico Department of Veterans Services
· MG Kenneth A. Nava/Adjutant General, State of New Mexico
· Veronica Gonzales/Cabinet Secretary, NM Dept. of Cultural Affairs
· Rebecca Latham/Cabinet Secretary, NM Dept. of Tourism
· Andrew J. Wulf/Director, New Mexico History Museum and the Palace of the Governors
· MG Jerry Grizzle/President, New Mexico Military Institute
· Jeffrey A. Lowdermilk/World War I Historian/Author
· CCM Mitchell Brush/New Mexico National Guard
· CSM Jerry Garcia/New Mexico National Guard
· Meredith Davidson/Curator, NM History Museum and the Palace of the Governors
· Tom Leech/Curator-Director, The Palace Press/NM History Museum/Palace of the Governors
· CPT Gabriel Peterman/Officer in Charge, New Mexico National Guard Museum
· Gary Miller/Curator, New Mexico National Guard Museum
· Ray Seva/Public Information Officer, NM Dept. of Veterans Services
· Joe Vigil/Public Affairs Officer, New Mexico National Guard

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