Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1062 plans to appear at a meeting of the Ruidoso (N.M) Village Council on Feb. 12 to call attention to the area’s lack of services, attention and appreciation directed to veterans.
VVA is the only veterans group left in the area, even though more than 2,300 veterans live in Lincoln County. “We are the only veterans group in Ruidoso, but we have no support,” the chapter’s veteran service officer and advocate, Doug Sabo, told the Ruidoso News.
Sabo said VVA members will ask the council to erect a sign letting people know that Chapter 1062 welcomes veterans. “We don’t want to be helping someone change a tire every day, but there are people who genuinely need help,” he said. “We don’t even have a sign, a statue [or] a park — nothing in Ruidoso.”