A fan took this at the ceremony this morning, where my friend Senator Udall spoke with characteristic humor and dignity, very much in the style of our great state. Our new governor also spoke eloquently, and our congressman and the mayor of Santa Fe, Mayor Coss.
I was there to visit the grave of several of my friends who died in service. I also wanted to pay my respects to Col. Gavin, whose ranch I bought years ago. I became a family friend and particularly close with his amazing wife, Mary Gavin, one of the founders of the Natural History museum in Alb. They were married for 70 years! The family asked me to write and deliver his eulogy. I miss them both very much. He looked at her, like they were on their first date. Always. What a legacy. God bless America.