Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Angel Fire

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#24 of 108 in Museums in New Mexico
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park Friends Group is a grassroots organization whose sole purpose is the support of Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park. It consists of private citizens from all over New Mexico and was formed in 2012 when the state’s budget forced the reduction of budget and staff. There are no paid employees; all members are volunteers. Every dollar raised by the Friends Group through regular donations or through fundraising events is used directly for the park.
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  • August 8, 2017
    We were the only visitors that morning, so it was VERY quiet. The architecture was very appropriate. The choices they made to display were very on target. It was the closest I ever felt to understandi...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    I was told this Memorial was a must see in Angel Fire. That person was so right! As a product of the 50-60's, I was very humbled by this Memorial. There were so many actual things from that era that I...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    We have driven by the memorial 100s of times and one day my teen daughters and I decided to stop. Amazingly, my teen daughters loved it...even in the summer. Who knew you could learn during summer vac...  more »
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  • June 24, 2017
    My first experience here was almost 30 years ago when it was just the chapel. Since then there has been a lot added. If you are in the Angel Fire / Eagle's Nest area this is worth a visit. The memorial now contains a small amphitheater, scenic walkways, and a helicopter. Expect to spend between 20 minutes and an hour to see the whole memorial.
  • July 3, 2017
    I am always moved by Veteran memorials and Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park is especially solemn, beautiful and a glorious tribute to those who have served to protect our freedoms. Stunning, alabaster white Chapel and amphitheater are absolutely spectacular in this mountain setting.
  • April 27, 2017
    As a Vietnam veteran I visit as often as I can as the Memorial is truly beautiful. One can find a peace from the war and memories as you look over the beautiful valley. The story of a mother and father's love for their Marine is sad to read, however that love transformed into something every veterans can appreciate. I bought a stone memorial for my friend Sgt.Candelario Garcia--- Medal of Honor- December 8 1968. Sgt Garcia was originally awarded the DSC which was upgraded to the Medal of Honor. He also received the Silver Star -- Purple Heart-- Bronze Star and the Combat Infantry Badge. He was a member of the " Black Scarves " of the Big Red One. Rest In Peace all my Brothers of the United States Military---
  • May 23, 2017
    Very well maintained. Awesome historical place to visit and teach younger generations about the Vietnam War. Also a wonderful place to pray for our fallen heroes.
  • June 24, 2017
    Great memorial tribute! Great views and interesting exhibits.

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