Local veteran honored

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    Photo courtesy Linda Hobbs
    Roy D. Vega is presented a certificate of achievement by Tanice Ramsperger during the Feb. 9 Vets 4 Vets meeting.

    By Linda Hobbs
    Sarah Platt Decker Chapter Daughters of the
    American Revolution

    Roy D. Vega has been named by the Sarah Platt Decker Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) as an outstanding veteran volunteer. On Feb. 9, he was presented a certificate of achievement during the Vets 4 Vets meeting of which he is a life member. 

    A veteran may be recognized for their outstanding achievement in personal, professional and family life. The applicant must prove significant contributions of leadership, patriotism and increased public awareness of veterans. 

    After serving the Army honorably, Vega has been a community, business and personal leader in many local organizations during his decades’ long residence. Several such accomplishments include organizing the honor guard through the American Legion Post, being a founding member of the Veterans Memorial Park, and administrator and volunteer of Pagosa Lakes Volunteer Fire Department.

    Future recommendations for outstanding veteran volunteers may be made to Tanice Ramsperger, regent, at spdregent@gmail.com or Linda Hobbs at lindahobbs713@gmail.com.

    The DAR is the nation’s largest a nonpolitical women’s service organization. The DAR is open to membership of any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. The DAR mission is historic preservation, patriotism and education. For more information, contact spdregent@gmail.com.