The New Mexico Veterans' Memorial, Museum, & Conference Center

I thought Memorial Day would be the perfect day to remind folks that Albuquerque has a Veterans' Memorial and Museum. The Visitors' Center and Museum are open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, 9am-3pm and admission is free. If the thought of dragging your BBQ bloated carcass off to a museum is too much to bear today, don't worry, McCain is speaking there now and the crowds are reportedly tremendous. Maybe just bookmark it in your brain as something to check out sometime soon.

The New Mexico Veterans' Memorial, Museum, & Conference Center

1100 Louisiana Blvd SE
(505) 256-2042

If you're interested in some relevant Memorial Day links, here is the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services' Memorial Day 2008: New Mexico's Fallen Heroes Poster on the Albuquerque Journal's website. And here is a look at New Mexico military history during the Colonial Period, the Territorial Period, World War I, World War II, and the Korean War.

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Comment by Fenton Ayres on May 26, 2008 at 12:28pm
Spring, this is a fascinating museum and memorial. I took some pictures there a few years ago but I think that in order to fully appreciate it, it must be seen in person.
Comment by Spring Griffin on May 26, 2008 at 12:35pm
Thank you for sharing those beautiful photos, Fenton. They're just more motivation to go check it out.
Comment by Lauren on May 26, 2008 at 2:26pm
We just got home from the Memorial Day Ceremonies. It was the first time I'd ever been to one here in Abq. My husband is a Viet Nam Vet and between the two of us we have about 43 yrs of military service. McCain was there and the crowds loved him. He's a lot better looking in person, btw. Very deep, haunting eyes. We were sitting in the front row jsut about dying in the heat, but he made the rounds and shook hands. Regardless of your politics, you have to thank people like him who suffered as a POW and came home to continue service for his country instead of becoming embittered.
Comment by Chris K. on May 27, 2008 at 10:03pm
Thanks Spring, I will let Raine know and we will check it out soon.

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