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Preserving history is awarded

Dorothy Aldridge, author of “Beyond Courage,” is seen here signing her book for one of the guests who is attending the evening honoring her achievements. (Submitted Photo)

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On March 9, Dorothy Aldrich received from Congressman Steve Pearce’s representative, Joe Martinez, a certificate from the United States House of Representatives for Aldrich’s work as a historian and author. She also received a United States flag that flew over the US Capital Building. Bob Power, master of ceremonies and promoter of the event that took place at the American Legion, post 28, presented Aldrich with gifts from various local businesses and from the legion.

The evening included a signing by Aldrich of her book “Beyond Courage” about the Bataan Death March. The book is based on her research that took her to the Philippines and back with interviews, diaries, testimonies, theses, correspondence and memoirs that Aldrich meticulously gathered from survivors and witnesses. The New Mexico National Guard presented the colors and Tom Blake sang the National Anthem.

The left over food was donated to the Battered Women’s Shelter.

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