Signs salute veterans on NM 528 (Garrison Wells/Observer)


In a salute to Rio Rancho veterans, the city and Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce have put up signs on NM 528.

Say the signs, on the light posts in the medians, “Hometown Heroes.” That’s followed by the veteran’s name, and the branch of military he or she served in.

Two U.S. flags wave above the banners.

At a recent meeting of the governing body, the city council and officials issued a proclamation in honor of Rio Rancho veterans.

“After many months of planning, I am very happy to see the Home Town Heroes program come to fruition,” said Rio Rancho Mayor Gregg Hull.

Rio Rancho, he said, “supports its veterans, these banners show that loud and clear.”

Among groups involved in the project that he cited were the Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce, Deluxe Design and sponsors.