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Various screenings and events that took place in 2008 in Puerto Rico, New Jersey, Arizona, North Carolina, California, Illinois, Texas, Washington, DC, Florida and Indiana.
Sept. 25, 2008 - Presentation at the District of Columbia National Guard (Washington, DC).
From left to right: 1LT Daniel Cruz, LTC Jaime Areizaga, 65th veteran Marcelino Cruz (with walker), his son Carlos Cruz, 65th vet Dr. Alberto Garcia, Janet Otero and Marcelino's son.
Sept. 26, 2008 - Presentation at the Florida National Guard (Saint Augustine, FL) in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Lt Col Valerie Mueck (2nd from left) helped organize the event.
Oct. 1, 2008 - A film screening at the Teatro Yaguez (Mayaguez, PR) co-sponsored by the City of Mayaguez and the Veterans Public Advocate Office.
A buffet reception for invited guests.
Guests at reception included Noemi's family from Sabana Grande: Aunt Lidia (center) cousin Norma (right) and mother Nilda (standing).
Noemi with Jose Acevedo of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA)-NY Office who helped organize the screening.
Noemi with mother Nilda Soulet (left) and sister Aida Figueroa (right) who worked as Volunteers.
Eleven 65th veterans attended.
Mayaguez screening. Left to right: Jose Acevedo (of PRFAA-NY Office), 65th veterans Salvador Romero, Eusebio Santiago, Benito Perez, Noemi, Jose Irizarry, Jaime Braulio, Victor Montes.
Oct. 6, 2008 - Indiana National Guard Screening at Indianapolis, IN.
Guests watch the screening.
BG Stewart Goodwin honors Noemi with a Certificate of Recognition.
Organizers of the event honoring Hispanic Heritage Month.
Oct. 9, 2008 - Screening at the Ocean County College (Toms River, NJ) sponsored by Educational Opportunity Fund, Office of Multicultural Services.
A guest asks questions after the event.
Organizer Laura Rickards, 65th veterans Eugenio Quevedo and Jaime Lopez, Noemi and Pat Ramos.
Oct. 21, 2008 - Club Rotario de Rio Piedras (Rio Piedras, PR) - Oct. 21, 2008. Left to right: 65th veterans LTC Angel Escribano (Ret.), SFC German Bravo (Ret.), SFC Pablo Delgado (Ret.) and Edwin Duran.
Sitting are 65th Infantry veterans. Back row is of Korean War era veterans.
Noemi is honored with flowers by Ivan Lopez Rivera (President) and Barbara Brayfield-Perez (Program Director).