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Banners pay tribute to service members in Santa Fe

Ryan Laughlin
Updated: May 21, 2020 06:21 PM
Created: May 21, 2020 05:08 PM

SANTA FE, N.M.- Servicemen and servicewomen are being honored in Santa Fe.

Donald Christy, a member of Santa Fe American Legion, said they have put up more than 80 banners, saluting the heroes, along Cerrillos Road.

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"There's lots of families that appreciate what their family members did - leaving their homes," Donald said 

It's something Donald knows about personally.

"I'll use my father as an example, he went to World War II," Donald said. "He left my mom and oldest brother behind, served three years in Germany with General Patton and it touches my heart that he put his life on the line for our freedom."

Donald's father, Harry, is alive and well. The 98-year-old is also being honored with a banner-- next to Christy's two brothers.

"I live down that way, so when I drive down the street, I see his banner every morning and say good morning dad," Donald said.

There's a story behind every banner, and Christy says everyone should be thankful for their service.

"All these veterans gave something," Donald said. "Some of them gave their lives."


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