"Being New Mexican, for me, means that I identify as New Mexican before I identify as almost anything else. It’s an enormous part of how I understand who I am. New Mexico’s greatest strength is its people, who are strong, hard-working, and proud of their home. New Mexico has such a unique history and such a rich cultural legacy. I feel that we unite when we come together to celebrate and honor those things, whether through remembrance, preservation, or education."
(Photo by Christopher Michael Roybal)