VETERANS' MONUMENTS AND MEMORIALS IN NEW MEXICO

Military service by its citizens has always been a strong feature by the citizens of New Mexico. From the Spanish Colonial days, when indigenous tribes fought to defend their native land…through the Civil War, when local citizens helped turn back a westward Confederate push at the Battle of Glorieta Pass…through World Wars I & II, the Korean Conflict, the Cold War, Vietnam, Desert Storm, and now the Global War on Terror in Iraq and Afghanistan…New Mexicans have always answered the call to protect and defend its homeland. The state has always ranked among the states with the highest percentage of its population serving in the military.

In honor of this rich military tradition, the state has designated dozens of memorials, parks, roadways and other monuments as tributes to New Mexico’s veterans and their sacrifice and service to our country.

 

City & Monument                                                     Location

Angel Fire                 
Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial

Angel Fire Vietnam Veterans Memorial                        

off NM State Hwy 434 in Colfax County
Alamogordo  

Veterans’ Memorial Plaque

Otero County Courthouse

Airborne Memorial Monument Intersection of 10th Street & N. White Sands Blvd.

Albuquerque

 
Soldier and Sailors Park Central Ave. & 14th Street SW
Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Park Indian School & Locust
USS Bullhead Park 1606 San Pedro Boulevard SE
Bataan Memorial Park 748 Tulane Dr. NE
Flame of Hope International Sunport (the airport)

Veterans’ Memorial Park

ABQ Veterans' Memorial

1100 Louisiana Blvd. SE
Richard Rocco Memorial

Westside Community Center 1250 Isleta Blvd

Artesia Veterans’ Memorial Park

in front of City Hall

Aztec

 
Liberty Tree McGee Park
Korean Veterans’ Memorial Minium Park (Main St. & Park Ave.)

Belen   Soldiers Memorial Park (9/11 Memorial)       

Main Street & Becker Street

Capitan   World War II Gun Mount                  

Lincoln County Courthouse

Carlsbad

 
Bataan Memorial Bridge East Greene Street
Bataan Recreation Area Pecos River, between Upper Tansil Dam & Lower Tansil Dam

Cibola County  Khe Sanh Bridge                                           

Interstate 40 (Exit 104)

ClaytonTown Triangle Veterans’ Flag Pole               

Clayton Memorial Cemetery

Cochiti  Veterans’ Memorial Scenic Outlook              

Kasha-Katuew Tent Rocks Nat’l Monument

Deming  356th Infantry Tablet /Bataan Corridor          

Luna County Courthouse

Espanola 

 
Veterans’ Memorial Wall Veterans’ Memorial Plaza
Phillip Valdez Memorial Bridge State Route 584 (over the Rio Grande River)

Farmington                        

 
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall North Butler & Carlton Streets
All Veterans’ Memorial Park                               Tucker Street at the Animas River

Ft. Bayard  Bataan Memorial Outdoor Classroom           

Calle de las Palomas (off Hwy 180)

Ft. Stanton

 
Merchant Marine and Military Memorial Cemetery seven miles east of Capitan (Country Road 220/off Hwy 320)

Galisteo George Michael Anaya Bridge         

over State Hwy 140

Gallup

 

Hiroshi Miyamura High School

Hiroshi Miyamura HS Gallup NM

680 South Boardman Avenue
Veterans’ Park and Memorial Buena Vista Avenue

Grants Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Friendship Park

(Santa Fe Avenue & El Morro Road)

Hagerman Veterans’ Monument (Cemetery)

Shoshoni Rd. & East Morgan Rd

Hobbs Confederate Air Force Museum                    

Lea County Airport

Jarales Veterans’ War Memorial

Jose Dolores Cordova Cultural Center

Las Cruces Veterans’ Memorial Park & Wall

Las Cruces Memorial Park

2651 Roadrunner Parkway

Las Vegas Veterans Park                                

Mills Avenue

Lordsburg Veterans Memorial Park

2-1/2 miles SW of Lordsburg (off State Route 494)

Los Alamos Veterans’ Monument (Ashley Pond)  

Next to the County Admin. Bldg.(2300 Trinity Drive)

Los Lunas Daniel Fernandez Memorial Park

1001 State Route 314 SW

Loving USMC Park (Ervell Guevera Park)                

4th Street & Cottonwood Street

Mesilla Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial

2000 Avenida de Mesilla

Pecos 

 
Veterans’ Memorial Plaque St. Anthony’s Church (11 South Main St.)
Artillery Place Pecos American Legion Post 11 (NM State Route 63)

Portales

 
Veterans’ Memorial Courthouse Square (109 W. 1st St.)
Veterans’ Memorial Bldg 7th & Abilene Streets

Questa Veterans’ Healing Field of Honor

Every Memorial Day Weekend…center of town

Raton

 

World War II Memorial

WWII Memorial Raton, NM

Ripley Park

Colfax County Veterans' Memorial

Colfax County Veterans' Memorial Court House

Colfax County Courthouse
Pearl Harbor Memorial Ripley Park

Rio Arriba County Willie D. Martinez Bridge

Willie D Martinez Memorial Bridge Rio Ariba County

NM State Hwy 554 (mile marker 0.6)

Rio Rancho Veterans’ Memorial Park      

Pinetree Rd & Southern Blvd.

Roswell

 
Chaves County War Memorial County Admin Bldg
Persian Gulf Monument County Courthouse
US Navy Anchor County Courthouse

POW/MIA/KIA Memorial Park

912 N. Pennsylvannia
Wall of Honor for NM’s Military Members Overmier Firestone Store (125 South Main St.)

Santa Fe

 
Wall of Honor State Capitol Rotunda

Bataan Memorial Bldg

Bataan Memorial Bldg Santa Fe

407 Galisteo Street
Bataan Memorial Monument (Eternal Flame) 407 Galisteo Street

NM Veterans’ Memorial Monument

Santa Fe Veterans' Memorial

NW corner of Bataan Memorial Bldg.
Bataan Memorial Museum 1050 Old Pecos Trail

Santa Cruz Freddie I. Branch Bridge

State Hwy 106 (over the Santa Cruz River)

Taos

 
Bataan Hall (Convention Center) 120 Civic Plaza Drive
Bataan Memorial Taos Plaza

Truth or Consequences Veterans’ Memorial Park and Museum

996 South Broadway

Tularosa Veterans’ Memorial Park

Next to the Community
Center (1050 Bookout Road )

Vado (Dona Ana County) New Mexico Vietnam Memorial

Vado NM Vietnam Memorial

9350 Hwy 478

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MEMORIAL HIGHWAYS IN NEW MEXICO

 

U.S. Interstate 10 through New Mexico (from Arizona to Texas)
Pearl Harbor Memorial Highway

U.S. Interstate 40 through New Mexico (from Arizona to Texas)
Purple Heart Trail

U.S. Highway 70 (from Las Cruces to Alamogordo)
Bataan Veterans Memorial Highway

NM State Route 264 (from Ya-ta-Hey to Window Rock, AZ)
Designated Navajo Code Talkers Highway

NM State Route 371 (from Farmington to Crownpoint)
Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Highway

NM State Route 599 (Santa Fe)
Veterans Memorial Highway

Blue Star Memorial Highways
The following highways have been designated Blue Star Memorial Highways as a tribute to those New Mexicans who’ve served in the U.S. Armed Forces

  • US 85 through New Mexico
  • US 285 through New Mexico
  • US 70 through New Mexico
  • US 80 through New Mexico
  • US 380 through New Mexico
  • US 180 through Silver City