Since 1996, the visitor center has served as the welcoming venue for veterans and their loved ones.
Visitors are invited to explore the visitor center and the museum free of charge.
This was ‘ground zero’ …the beginning of the New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial. Armed with gold shovels, Community leaders, Heather Wilson and Mayor Marty Chavez along with base officials, officially broke ground on this spot in 1996.
Initially the building was completed only to the stained glass artwork visible high on the west wall of the front room. The artwork was created by a west coast artist and was donated to the Memorial in her father’s memory who was an Air Force veteran.
Today, the Visitors’ Center is staffed by volunteers from a variety of military organizations and one paid staff member from the City of Albuquerque Senior Affairs office. The volunteer ‘Greeters’ are available 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Thursday – Monday. Beyond those hours, the city employee is available to answer your telephone calls 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.
Set in the shadow of the majestic Sandia Mountains, the Memorial provides the perfect place for:
- family gatherings
- and other events.
Multipurpose Space Available for Rent
The Event Center and its adjacent parking are available for use by veterans’ groups and any community groups or individuals that wish to rent the space. Twice a year the VA holds a PTSD class and the students spend their final day of class at the Memorial.
The large conference room comes equipped with a communication and sound system as well as sound-proof panels which, when deployed, create space allowing two meetings to occur simultaneously.
There’s a large gas-heated fireplace and around the perimeter of the room are 50 State flags. High above, on the West wall, is more stained-glass artwork by that same West coast artist. These pieces are the Emblems of all 6 branches of the Military Service.
Stained Glass on Display
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