Dear, Editor: 

I have a question for our community of what is going on? Have we lost respect for our deceased?  Why would someone pull-out 2 crosses out of the ground? 

On April 14th, 2023, we were informed that the crosses were knocked down. It was Highway 84 marker 200.  We thought they were run over by another accident that might of happened.  They did leave 1 out of 3 crosses. We went and put them back up in concrete, moved them back a few feet.  The second time on May 10 or 11th you can see that these crosses were stolen in addition to being removed from the ground, pulled out by some car or truck. I DO NOT know who has done this, but it is so petty.  It has affected a 10 yr. old who goes and visits his mother! Along with her partner.  That is where they took their last breath from a DUI. What is wrong with people?

We will put the crosses as many times we need to.

We as a community need to start respecting each other.  At the end of the day All we have is each other.

New Mexico Statues Chapter 30 Criminal Offenses 30-15-7.  Desecration of roadside memorials. A person shall not knowingly or willfully deface or destroy, in whole or part, a Descanso, also know as a memorial placed alongside a public road right of way to memorialize the death of one or more persons.  Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

Caroline Esquivel

Española

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