Luján Honors Veterans in District Events


Washington, D.C. – Over the weekend, Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, participated in events across New Mexico’s Third Congressional District honoring the service and sacrifice of our nation’s veterans.

At a ceremony in Taos on Saturday, Congressman Luján presented more than 40 local veterans with the Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin to honor their service to our country. The pinning ceremony was part of a national effort to honor Vietnam-era veteran military service members who were on active duty between November 1, 1955, and May 15, 1975.

On Monday, Congressman Luján attended a Veterans Day ceremony in Corrales to honor veterans and thank them for their contribution to New Mexico and the country. The ceremony also celebrated the unveiling of a veterans memorial next to the Corrales Library.

“Our nation’s veterans put their lives on the line for our country. I was proud to recognize veterans for their service with the Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin – a token of gratitude for their sacrifice to our nation,” said Luján. “I was also honored to join New Mexicans in recognizing the sacrifice of veterans and military families, and I will continue fighting to uplift veterans and deliver on the American promise.”