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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014 3 SBDC Honoring America's veterans Previous version titled "Veteran's Day: Pain and Prom- ise" appeared in Newspaper Tree, November 10, 2008; Silver City Daily Press, November 11, 2008; La Prens.a, San Antonio, Texas, November 11, 2007. Posted on Somos en Escritos: Latino Literary Online Maga- zine. By FELIPE DE ORTEGO Y GASCA Scholar in Residence, Chair, Department of Chicana/Chicano and Hemispheric Studies, West- ern New Mexico University; USMC, World War II, 1943-1946 (Platoon Sergeant); USAF, Ko- rean and Viet Nam Conflicts, 1952-1962 (Active Duty: Cap- tain; Major, USAFR) Since the founding of the nation, some 48 million men and women have served in the U.S. military. More than half are alive today. A small number of World War II veterans are still with us, though they are dying at the rate of about 1,000 a day. In the United States there are. two days that honor American veterans: one is Memorial Day-- the last Monday in May--and the other is Veteran's Day ----each year on November 11. In the 20  century, the War of nations (World War I) ended • on the eleventh day of the elev- enth month in 1918 and the day was proclaimed as Armistice Day in remembrance of the end of World War I and is generally re- garded as the end of "the war to end all wars?' By Executive Order, in No- vember 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Veterans Day to honor those who have served in any of the armed forces during war. Each year on November 11, the nation celebrates that legacy and commemorates its contribu- tion to the American character: In 2004 the U.S. Senate voted unani- mously to name the city of Em- poria, Kansas, as the official founding city of Veterans Day. On Veterans Day, in particu- lar, I think about the youth of our nation fighting in brutal climes like Afghanistan and Iraq. I think about Willie Bains, a companion of my youth who went off to the European Theater during World War II and never came back. We should have grown old together" and reveled in conversations about our children and grand- children. On Veterans Day, especially, I think about the World War I vet- erans I used to see in my youth on the streets of San Antonio, Chicago, and Pittsburgh, hawk- ing p.aper poppies (symbolic of Memorial Day) for donations. Inspired by the poem "In Flanders Fields" (December 18, 1915) b2¢ Lt. Colonel John McCrae a Medical Doctor of the Canadian Army, Moina Michaels initiated the tradition of sporting poppies on Decoration/Memorial Day. I remember how many veter- ans of World War I in my youth were without limbs, how many of them were blind, how many of them had grown old before their time, had given up on life and the promises of their country--all this after having given themselves to America. Though they are less, today UPCOMING EVENTS • , , I see maimed and crippled veter- Day The aay was later renamea • , ans of World War II strugghng to w IF • i of Colorado and four grandchil- Jerry Alan Bednorz Jerry Alan Bednorz passed away on October 19, 2014 at the home of his daughter, Lacey Bednorz, in Colorado Springs, CO. Jerry loved life. He always had a, smHe to share ing,i,w[th a laugh or two. He enjoyed going to the lake, fishing, camping and cookouts. He was always a hard working man--an ironworker with many years with Brown & Root and Sundt Corp. Jerry saw many places . throughout the United States dur- Jerry Alan Bednorz ing this time. He was a Lordsburg High - School graduate and in 2004 he went on to further his education • at Western New Mexico Univer- • sity. He majored in geology, ar- chitecture and drafting. Jerry re- ceived degrees in these fields and graduated with honors in 2007. He was also on the Dean's list. Jerry was very proud of this ac- complishment. Jerry was known for his pool playing, which he was very good at. The Bednorz men could run a pool table with the best of them. He loved playing the game so much that he once had a pool table in his living room and never turned down a game. Jerry had many, many friends and family that he held close to him. But his special close friends, including Ruben Pantoja, David Richins, Toe Joe Gonzales--he considered them brothers. Jerry was blessed with two children, Jason Alan Barr of Cali- fornia and Lacey Jane Bednorz dren, two from his son, Berlynn and Trinity, and two from his daughter, Devon and Noah. To be called Dad and Grandpa was his greatest joy. Jerry was bom on March 16, 1956 to Augustine "Jr" Bednorz and Vera Bednorz Buntin in Sil- ver. City, New Mexico. He grew up in Lordsburg on South Animas Street at the home his father built from the ground up and is still lived in by family four gen- erations later. He is survived by his mother, Vera, and step father Don Buntin of Menifee, CA; two sisters, Phyllis McDaniel of Lordsburg, NM and Kathy Martin of Las Vegas, NV; half brother Cliff Bronson; half sister Connie Bronson; son Jason Barr of cA; daughter Lacey Bednorz of CO; grandchildren Berlynn, Trinity, Devon and Noah; nieces Sandra Flores, Debra Romero, April Martin, Ashley Romero, Crystal McDaniel, Felicha, Karen, Maria, Myra Bednorz; nephws Max Bednorz, Shane McDaniel, Tyler Bednorz, Adam McDaniel, Aaron McDaniel, Christopher Martin, Felix, Alex and Caesar Romero; and many extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Jr. Bednorz; brother Martin "Big Marty" Bednorz; sis- ter Frances Bednorz; and nephew Martin "Little Marty" Bednorz. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Our hearts will always be filled with love and memories. The family is grateful for all the love, support and prayers they have received dur- ing this difficult time. i Hidalgo County ,, II[I 00ERALD _ ,,;- ii New Mexico Press Association Member Hidalgo County Herald (USPS 020697) is published weekly by il Hidalgo County Herald in the City of Lordsburg, County of Hidalgo, 212 E. Motel Drive, Suite B, Lordsburg, New Mexico 88045-1948, 52 issues a year• Subscription rates vary. Subscription rate is $40 :, per year by USPS mail, $25 per year by email. Requests for correc- " lions and complaints concerning news and editorial content of the Hidalgo County Herald should be directed to the editor• For further information on the Hidalgo County Herald's approved grievance policies, readers may contact the publisher• Any unsolicited manu- scripts become the property of the Hidalgo County .Herald and will not be returned• All information contained herein is copyrighted 2014 by the Hidalgo County Herald• All photos/stories, unless stated, are written by our staff. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Hidalgo ; County Herald, 212 E. Motel Drive, Suite B, Lordsburg, NM 88045- 1948• Periodicals Postage Paid at Lordsburg, New Mexico• PUBLIsHER/EDITOR: Brenda Hood ADVERTISING MANAGER: Glenda Greene PHONE: 575-542-8705 • FAX: 575-542-8838 E-MAIL hcherald they still carry in their heads about that conflagration. And now in our nation there are veterans of Viet Nam and sub- sequent battles waiting for the largesse of the nation to heal them of theiP wounds, to succor them in their time of need. The nation has not served its veterans well, those who gave their full measure of devotion "to protect and defend." This is not a panegyric to the nobility of war, for there is little nobility in the ravages of warfare. Memorial Day and Veterans Day should be a re- minder to all of us that, despite our differences, regardless of color, religion; ethnicity, or gen- der, we should pay homage to our fellow Americans who have de- fended the ramparts of our democ- racy even though that democracy has at times disdained their ser- vice. Memorial Day and Veterans Day are flitting moments in the enduring cycle of nation-btdld- ing. We have not yet formed "a more perfect union." Ronald Reagan's shining city on the hill still awaits us while the blood of our children is spent today on campaigns that remind us of Greek and Roman excursions into foreign lands in pursuit of empire. And what of the veterans of those campaigns? Those men and women who have sacrificed (and are sacrificing) so much in pur- suit of an ir0perious chimera whose flight takes (has taken) us into perilous regions. What of their sacrifices? All the sacrifices of our veterans over the life of our nation create a collectivity of patriotism dedicated to the ide- als of the nation rather than to the vagaries of its politics. For that reason we should honor our live and fallen veterans on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Attend the workshop No- vember 19 to learn about special programs for veterans who want to start their own business. An SBDC business advisor will be available, and a veterans' benefits counselor will be on hand, along with a PTAP advisor to help en- trepreneurs who want to do busi- ness with the government. Call or email the SBDC office to get more information about the work- shop. Western New Mexido University's Small Business De- velopment Center offers assis- tance to entrepreneurs who are starting a business or wanting to expand an existing business. These services are available at no cost. Call 538-6320 for an ap- pointment with a business advi- sor, or email The SBDC offic.e is located in Watts Hall at 500 18th Street, at the intersection of Swan and Sil- ver Heights Blvd. An appoint- ment at your office is available by request. More information may be found at index.html. Contact the SBDC office for more information about these workshops. • November 13 - Financing Your Small Business • November 18 - Putting Mobile Devices to Work for Your Business • November 19 - Veterans Business Outreach Workshop - Business Counseling for Veteran Entrepreneurs and Those Who Support Them Glynace Roark Kathy Denton and Bobbi McCalmon Senior Center enjoys Halloween Party By LIBBY KNECHTAL/EMSC Hi Everyone! We had an awesome, scary Halloween Party on the 30th! We had three seniors dress up. One Red Hat lady, Bobbi McCalmon, one Mad Hatter, Kathy Denton, and a Flapper, Glynace Roark. Our Flapper,Glynace Roark won our contest for best costume. The senior office staff dressed up and the seniors loved it." A good time was enjoyed by all! We enjoyed word search games, pin the tail on the don- key. They had yummy cupcakes made by Ila, and sherbet punch. They were given goody bags that included Cheetos make your own skeleton snacks! They really en- joyed that! Libby Knechtel, Ila Barker and LeslieTomerlin Continued from Page 1 Zumba classes As part of the DTMS after school program, Zumba classes are being offered by certified in- structor Francis Paul in the DTMS Cafeteria Monday through Thursday at 5 and 6 p.m. The classes are for all levels of expe- rience. The classes are flee, but donations are accepted. K of C meetings The Lordsburg Knights of Columbus will be meeting on the fourth Sunday of each month at the St. Joseph's Parish Hall at 4:00 p.m. The meeting dates are Street, on the second Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Meeting dates are November 13 and De- cember 11, 2014. The Democratic Party encourages voters to vote early. For more information call 575 542-8087. Fit Camp 24 Fit Camp, a boot camp style exercise group, is held Mon- day-Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the R.V.T. Cafeteria. The free classes are open to the public. For more information contact Fabiola Cano at 575-542-2356. Fuente de Vida Fuente de Vida church, 1032 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. For more information call Fabiola Cano 575-542-2356. Wednesday Bible Study The Chtirch of Christ (5  & Pyramid) has started Wednrsday Bible study again at 1 p.m. The study hour is open to men and women. For more information contact Karen McDonald at 575- 313-5963 or Lindy Kerr at 575- 538-8446. Literacy Program The Hidalgo County .Lit- eracy Program (HCLP) offers 1- to-l/class tutoring for basic read- ing, language, math and com- November 23, December 28; E. Motel Drive, holds services on puter skills. HCLP also offers tu- January 25, February 22, March ....... Stinffayuat ]YAM afid'Wednes- toring'in English SedbtiffE'h- 22, April 26, May 24, June 28 and days at 7 PM' AH are welcome guage (ESL) and pre-GEPJ, GED July 26. "  ...... prep. Office location is 3•I'. 4 Democratic meeting Walking group St., Ste. B. Entrance to HCLP is The Hidalgo County Demo- cratic Party will be holding their monthly meetings at the James H. Baxter Civic Center, 313 E. 4th Senior Citizens Lunch Menu Monday, November 10 Sloppy Joe Tossed Salad/Dressing Green Beans Vanilla Ice Cream Tuesday, November 11 Chicken Fajita Flour Tortilla Steamed Squash/Margarine Fruit Cocktail Cinnamon Raisin Bread Pudding Wednesday, November 12 Meat Loaf Mashed Potatoes/Gravy ° Mixed Vegetables • Dinner Roll Mandarin Oranges Thursday, November 13 Chicken Sandwich With Cheese/Tomato/Lettuce Black Eyed Peas Steamed Carrots/Margarine Strawberry Shortcake Friday, November 14 Hamburger Lettuce/Tomato/Onion Pasta Salad Baked Beans Ice Cream Sundae Although we smile and made no fuss, no one misses you more than us. When remembering old times that's when your presence we miss most of all. Dearer still as the years depart Your memory we treasure which is a keepsake. ![, All the pain and grief is over,  You are now at peace forever and safely home in heaven Forgetting you never and loving you always ,, ., :-) You live forever in our.hearts ,4,,oha,,' A walking group will be meeting Mondays and Wednes- days from 9 to 10 AM at the LHS Football Field and on Tuesday and Thursdays from 5 to 6 p.m. at Southside Elementary School. For more information call Fabiola Cano 575-542-2356. Water Aerobics Active and Alive Water Aero- bics will be held at the Comfort Inn on Tuesdays and Thursdays located off the alley, second door to the right• Contact Program Di- rector, Sherri Arredondo at 575- 313-7738 or 575-542-1407, email help@ Step Aerobics The Active and Alive Hot Steppers Aerobics class is held at 6:15 PM at Central Elementary School on Tuesday and Wednes- day. 'For more information call Fabiola Cano 575-542-2356. 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