Send veterans photos, story ideas for Memorial Day section

March 27, 2014

By Staff

NEW — 6 a.m. March 27, 2014

The Issaquah Press is proud to announce it will print its fifth annual veterans section — Lest We Forget — in the May 21 paper, in time for Memorial Day.

Veterans, we want your photos and information, whether you served in a war or during peacetime. If someone in your family was a veteran, but he or she has passed away, we still want to include him or her.

It is important for us to honor and remember all local veterans, living or deceased.

If you have already sent your photo and information to us, you don’t need to do so again. We keep them on file.

Also, let us know if you know someone who has a great story to tell about his or her military service.

Fill out your form here and email your photos and story ideas to

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2 Responses to “Send veterans photos, story ideas for Memorial Day section”

  1. Dr. Roberta Trujillo-Diaz on May 25th, 2014 9:25 pm

    I would like to honor my father and his four brothers who served in the armed forces during WWII. Each served in different branches, Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. They were born and raised in Northern New Mexico in a small Hispanic town called, Espanola, N.M. They all survived, but my Uncle Elias survived with multiple head injuries from Wada Canal. I stand in honor of them all for what they instilled in us, Love and Honor the USA. Their names are: My dad, Arturo E. Trujillo (Marines), Polo Trujillo (Navy), Floyd Trujillo (Air Force), Elias Trujillo (Coast Guard), Ismael Trujillo (Army). Five sons belonging to Romanita and Esquipula Trujillo-DeAguero from Chimayo, New Mexico. Five Hispanic sons who willingly and honorable served this fine country. There is so much more to share about these five sons serving at the same time and whose mother and father were so honored by them and their service.

    There is another great man, Paul Romero POW from Velarde, New Mexico. He still lives and honors this country with dignity and courage. He is now 91 years old and healthy.

    Stories of Antonio Maria Roybal (Army), Ernesto Vigil (Army), Lee Trujillo (Coast Guard), live on in our hearts and memories. They also were uncles and husbands in the family.

    New Mexico sent many Hispanic warriors and heroes to serve in WWII. Please help me honor them by telling their stories and what they bestowed on us who listened to their stories and who they loved this country. They will always remain heroes to us all.

    They came back and served their country by working at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico and CC Camps throughout Northern New Mexico. Still today, those schools and buildings built by those in CC Camps remain.

    God Bless our veterans, families. and the legacy of their courage.

  2. Dr. Roberta Trujillo-Diaz on May 25th, 2014 9:29 pm

    I would like to add more to the story I submitted. Please consider, for there is so more that can be added and shared about these honorable men, including my father, Arturo E. Trujillo. There are newspaper articles and pictures should you consider this story of the men who served in WWII and whose legacy still remains in our hearts and minds.

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