ed Saiz

ed Saiz

graduated from santa fe highschool in 1960.

graduated from cal. state univ. in hayward ca.

retired from fire service after 38 years

Married with a son & a daughter and 2 grandchildren.

Live in Auburn, Ca.

Mi hermano sent me the following information, which He recently received from the from the daughter of a WW II veteran that helped free one of camps.  

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, America's national memorial to the Holocaust will honor all the brave soldiers who fought

in W.W. II as part of its 20th anniversary commemoration.  World War II was THE salient event in the 20th Century - and its legacy continues to shape

the 21st.  The values we cherish were threatened by cruel and oppressive ideologies. But the generation that signed up and put on a uniform, which

believed in the essential goodness of America, and which unselfishly answered the call to duty, was a generation willing to sacrifice everything to

preserve our way of life. The freedoms we enjoy today were assured by the Veterans of W.W. II.  The museum recognizes this, and thus wishes to

reach out to all American Veterans of World War II and to accord them our highest honor and deepest gratitude. At the National Tribute in Washington,

DC on APRIL 28 -29,2013 the museum will bring together the people who lived this history - Holocaust Survivors, World War II U.S. and European

officials, for what will most likely be the last gathering of eyewitnesses on this scale.  At the Tribute Dinner, the Museum will present the Museum's 

Elie Wiesel Award, their highest honor, to the American service men and women who fought in W.W. II, with Susan Eisenhower accepting on their

behalf. Through this tribute, it is their hope to remind the American public, especially our youth, of just what was at stake during World War II and the

enormous sacrifices that were made to preserve the free world.                MUCHAS GRACIAS,



Wednesday, 12 December 2012 21:54

Our History

          To: Michael Miller;

          Recently, I have started reading a book titled; "To The End Of The Earth" A History of the Crypto-Jews of New Mexico; by Stanley M. Hordes.

          Have you read it or any other books regarding the Crypto Jews in New Mexico that you would recommend ?

           To all of you who read this post Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Happy Hanuka and God Bless You all.

To:  Michael Miller;

Muchas Gracias, for the information on the "documentary", as soon as I obtain it I will let you

know. I really appreciate it.

Ed Saiz

Thursday, 30 August 2012 03:16

A Final Salute

My current issue of my VFW magazine presents a memorial in tribute to the SIXTY (60) Americans killed in

Afghanistan between April 25 and June 10, 2012.  Among them we have a brother from Las Cruces, New

Mexico; Staff Sgt. Israel P. Nuanes. May He rest in peace. Other news: Medal Of Honor recipient, Leroy Petry,

of Santa Fe along with Seven (7) other  Medal Of Honor  recipients will be honored at a memorial on saturday

September 1, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Angel Fire. All are welcome.

Finally, Un Hermano de Santa Fe has taken the time to E-mail me the following story;

You might remember a news story several months ago about a crotchety old man who defied his homeowners

association and refused to take down the flagpole on his property and the large U.S. Flag that flew on it.

Now you can find out who, exactly, that old man was.  Van T. Barfoot was born on June 15, 1919 in Edinburg.

In 1940, He enlisted in the U.S. Army and on May 23, 1944, near Carano, Italy, set out to flank German machine

gun positions, that were firing on his fellow soldiers. He advanced through a minefield, took out three enemy 

machine gun positions and returned with 17 prisoners of war. If that wasn't enough for a day's work, he later took

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