The Vietnam Veterans of New Mexico
Memorial Wall Dedication Ceremony
September 20, 2013, 11:30 AM
The New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial Foundation has sponsored the construction of the Vietnam Veterans of New Mexico Memorial Wall. This memorial will be displayed in the Visitors’ Center to honor and provide a permanent tribute to a generation of proud Americans who led our country through one of the most challenging periods in our nation’s history.
To honor each of the four hundred New Mexico veterans who served proudly and died in the Vietnam War, Joe D. Salas, a Vietnam Veteran, has designed and constructed the Vietnam Veterans of New Mexico Memorial Wall to be displayed at the museum in the New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial Visitors’ Center.
Thanks to the efforts of Vietnam veterans Art Canales and Arthur DeVargas and all of the families and friends of the veterans that have gathered and compiled the documentation since 2009. The Memorial Wall consists of 400 names and photos of each of the New Mexico veterans who served honorably for their country and who died in the Vietnam War. Directly below each photo will be a small dog tag with the veteran’s name, home of record, date of casualty and the panel number where the veteran can be located on the Vietnam Wall in Washington, D.C. Personal information about those killed and the history of the Vietnam War are presented in additional displays and binders. For further details, please go to the Foundation web site: www.nmvetsmemorial.org
This is the most unique Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall ever constructed and is a great honor to all Vietnam Veterans.
The formal dedication of the Vietnam Veterans of New Mexico Memorial Wall will be at 11:30 AM, September 20, 2013 at the New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial located at 1100 Louisiana Blvd, SE immediately following the POW-MIA Ceremony which starts at 10:00 AM in the Amphitheater. Through this announcement, New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial Foundation extends a personal invitation to you and your family members and other friends of the deceased veteran to join us at the dedication.
This event is open to the public and admission is free.