With Honor They Served

•May 24, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Evangeline Art Photography

With Honor They Served

Evangeline D Chavez 2010

The Vietnam Veterans National Memorial

In Angel Fire, New Mexico

This Memorial is located in the beautiful Sangre de Cristo mountain range in Northern New Mexico. The Memorial was originally constructed by the family of Dr. Victor Westphall, whose son, David, was killed in a 1968 enemy ambush in Vietnam. It was maintained by the Disabled American Veterans (DAV); but, on November 9, 1998, ownership was transferred to the David Westphall Veterans Foundation.

When you arrive at the memorial  you feel mixed emotions,  loss, sadness, confusion, shame, but most of all pride, and honor. You see tears in men’s eyes, as you almost can feel their pain, and loss. For what ever the war brought, it is a moving tribute to the fallen ones who will  not  be forgotten.

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With Honor They Served

•May 23, 2014 • 1 Comment

With Honor They Served

Evangeline D Chavez 2010

The Vietnam Veterans National Memorial

In Angel Fire, New Mexico

This Memorial is located in the beautiful Sangre de Cristo mountain range in Northern New Mexico. The Memorial was originally constructed by the family of Dr. Victor Westphall, whose son, David, was killed in a 1968 enemy ambush in Vietnam. It was maintained by the Disabled American Veterans (DAV); but, on November 9, 1998, ownership was transferred to the David Westphall Veterans Foundation.

When you arrive at the memorial  you feel mixed emotions,  loss, sadness, confusion, shame, but most of all pride, and honor. You see tears in men’s eyes, as you almost can feel their pain, and loss. For what ever the war brought, it is a moving tribute to the fallen ones who will  not  be forgotten.

In Flight

•February 9, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Canadian Geese in Flight

Bernalillo, New Mexico

Tangled Web

•February 9, 2014 • 1 Comment

Tangle Web

Bernalillo, New Mexico

San Francisco de Asis Mission Church

•February 5, 2014 • Leave a Comment

San Francisco de Asis Mission Church

Evangeline Chavez

2013

San Francisco de Asis Mission Church is a church built between 1772 and 1816. It is located on the plaza in Ranchos de Taos, itself a historic district named Ranchos de Taos Plaza, about four miles southwest of the town of Taos, New Mexico.

Construction on the church began around 1772 and was completed in 1815 by Franciscan Fathers and its patron is Saint Francis of Assisi. It is made of adobe as are many of the Spanish missions in New Mexico.

Winter Feeding in the Bosque

•February 5, 2014 • Leave a Comment

winter feeding in the Bosque

Snow Cranes feeding in my back pasture in Bernalillo, NM

Las Posadas de Barelas

•December 23, 2013 • 2 Comments
Las Posadas de Barelas

Las Posadas de Barelas

Las Posadas de Barelas, ( Albuquerque, New Mexico) begins at the Barelas Community Center and winds its way through the neighborhood. The procession includes angels, shepherds, kings and choirs of heavenly voices. The procession reenacts the journey of Mary and Joseph looking for shelter,  as they travel the streets of Barelas, one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods