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Drive-up COVID-19 testing

CIBOLA COUNTY, N.M. - Cibola General Hospital announced on Facebook that the New Mexico Department of Health is hosting a drive-up COVID-19 testing service tomorrow and Friday, May 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The two-day event does not require an advance appointment but is limited to 400 daily participants.

How Memorial Day and Veterans Day differ from each other

Memorial Day and Veterans Day each honor the military, though the two holidays are not the same. Memorial Day, which is celebrated annually on the last Monday in May, honors the brave men and women who lost their lives while serving in the American military. Many communities host memorial ceremonies honoring their fallen soldiers on Memorial Day, ensuring such soldiers’ bravery and sacrifices are never forgotten. While many people now view Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of summer, the weekend should not be celebrated without also pausing to reflect on and recognize the military personnel who lost their lives in defense of freedom and the American way of life.

Memorial Honoring veterans

Memorial Honoring veterans

GRANTS, N.M. – Every single year the American Legion Post 80 puts out hundreds of crosses, each one bearing the name and service branch of the veteran it represents. These crosses are laid out once a year before the Memorial Day holiday, all in a countywide effort to remember those who lost their lives fighting for the freedom of the United States. With crosses dating back to the American Civil War, the field was set up to honor all those Cibola County residents who lost their lives after an honorable career of service in the US military. Aaron Dean, commander of Post 80, said that the legion was particularly worried that the event wouldn’t be allowed to happen this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but said that after pushing for the event, the State of New Mexico agreed to let it go forward with social distancing signs around.

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