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Honoring the past

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Cadets from the New Mexico Youth ChalleNGe Academy in Roswell remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001, Tuesday morning by holding U.S. flags while standing on both sides of North Main Street near the downtown Chaves County Courthouse. “We just wanted to bring the cadets out and show our remembrance for 9/11, so this is what we decided to do for the community,” said Deputy Director Chris Lara. The cadets, which are part of an educational and training program of the National Guard, stood silent watch for about 30 minutes. The local unit of the National Guard program was in week eight of its first year of operations 17 years ago when terrorists attacked the United States. (Lisa Dunlap Photo)