Governor Bill Richardson issues challenge to families of fallen vets

New Mexico’s governor, Bill Richardson, has asked the families of fallen soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who fought in the Vietnam War to help with a special project.

Governor Richardson wants the families to gather photographs of their loved ones for the new education center at the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington DC. He challenged the citizens of his state to join together so that New Mexico can be the first state to gather all of the photographs needed.

New Mexico lost 400 people in the war and they are included in the 58,261 names listed on the Wall. Almost half of the photos for the project have already been gathered by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Monument staff in Angel Fire.