Date: March 19, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jeanette Smith, NMSU Library, (575) 646-7492, email@example.com
Lt. General (retired) Edward Baca will present a lecture on the history of New Mexico’s National Guard on Friday, April 9, at 5:30 p.m., on the third floor of Zuhl Library.
The program is free and open to the public. The celebration is sponsored by the Library and NMSU’s Southwest and Border Cultures Institute.
General Baca comes from a New Mexico military family that dates back to the Conquistadors. He served as the first Hispanic leader of the National Guard during the Clinton administration. Baca will show excerpts of a film that he narrated for the History Channel, “Heroes Hispanos,” that highlights the unique contributions of Hispanic Americans to U.S. military endeavors. He will also talk about his own experiences and family history in New Mexico.
General Baca will be introduced by David Melendez, NMSU’s Military Coordinator for Student Success. The event ties in to NMSU’s military outreach initiative as well as New Mexico’s commemoration of the Bataan Death March.
For more information, contact NMSU Library Government Documents and Maps Librarian Dorothy Ormes at (575) 646-4385 or firstname.lastname@example.org.