Vets honored at TMS


Veterans, family and community members gathered at Taos Middle School Friday, Nov. 10 in observance of Veterans Day for a special breakfast to honor those who have served.

"This is the best thing the school does for us vets," said Retired Army National Guard Veteran Jimmy Maes. "It brings us back together to talk about the good times."

Vets were welcomed for the fourth annual breakfast the school holds to give thanks to veterans in the community with food and music provided by the midle school students. More than 50 people attended the ceremony in which students brought in pictures of their relatives who have served and posted them on the walls lining the cafeteria. Students and their families were treated to a breakfast where members of the Taos Middle School Mariachi performed several songs to pay their respects to community veterans.

Along with their September 11 ceremony, the school holds the Veteran's Day celebration as an annual thank you to veterans in the community and helps in honoring those who have served past and present. For four years, the school has been inviting veterans to share in a free breakfast at the school and this year the crowd was the biggest gathered at the event according to the school's principal, Alred Cordova.

"I'm pretty proud of this because its really unique," Cordova said. "Its just our way of giving back to our community."

Taos Middle School joined several agencies around the state in observing the celebration of Veteran's Day Friday (Nov. 10).