Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

a day to Remember.(Journal North)

Byline: Gary E. Salazar Journal Staff Writer

Santa Fe Salutes American Servicemen

Amanda McDonald brought her 9-month-old daughter, RaeLynn, to the Santa Fe National Cemetery on Monday to pay their respects to McDonald's father and grandfather and attend their first Memorial Day celebration there.

With a wreath in hand, McDonald, her daughter and fiance, Simon Garcia, walked to the marble headstones marking the graves of Vietnam veteran Wayne McDonald, who died in 1998, and her grandfather Virgil McDonald, a World War I veteran who died in 2001.

"I am proud my father and grandfather served this country," McDonald said after a stirring and emotional service. …

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