Among the Waters Trail Update
We are pleased and excited to announce that in addition to the continuing expansion of The River Walk, in Farmington, New Mexico, a Veteran’s Memorial honoring the brave soldiers of Bataan, will be constructed, at a site located on “The Among the Waters” portion of the trail system.
In 1942, during WW2, The Bataan Peninsula, in Philippines, was surrendered to The Imperial Japanese Army. 76,000 soldiers were forced to march in what is now known as The Bataan Death March, of the 76,000 soldiers, 10,000 were American, of those 1800-2500 were from New Mexico. These men then became prisoners of war up to and over 3 years. Many of those that perished or survived, “The Death March” called San Juan County home.
The Veteran’s Bataan Memorial will be dedicated to our local heroes, while representing New Mexico and The United States. The vision is grand, and we predict that the memorial will become a destination for travelers near and far.
It is going to take a village!
The River Reach Foundation has graciously agreed to act as our financial facilitator. Donations can be made, via The River Reach Foundation, P.O. Box 2056, Farmington, NM 87499-2056 with instructions that donation is for the Veteran’s Bataan Memorial.
Feel free to contact me, Amanda Garcia, at: 505-402-8186, firstname.lastname@example.org