A little catch up here. Andrew Rivas, Lt. Col. Raymond T. Rivas's brother, does an annual memorial ride for Ray that starts on Memorial Day weekend. Andrew rides from Flagstaff, AZ, where he lives, to Las Cruces, NM, where he and their family grew up. Here are some photos that Andrew sent to me on his arrival in Las Cruces, where he laid a wreath at the wall commemorating the war dead.
I have been fortunate in my life to not have had any of my brothers killed in action or die as the result of war. I am thankful for that.
|Wreath at The Wall in Las Cruces, NM|
|The C.O. and Andrew...like the "guy" pose.|
|Andrew's Dad and the husband of the former Mayor of Las Cruces, NM. |
They served in the same unit in WWII under Gen. George Patton.
The C.O. is in the middle of these two.
|Andrew, 2nd from Right, with 3 retired Border Patrol Agents who rode out |
to meet him on the last leg of the ride into Las Cruces, NM.
A tune to honor all the soldiers...."Proud Warrior" by the Thunderheart Singers