New Mexico Veterans Memorial

New Mexico Veterans Memorial The New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial is a non-profit organization staffed by volunteers who oversee the day-to-day operations of the visitor center, 25-acre memorial park, museum, library and meeting facilities.
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One big patriotic thank you to the Duke City Gladiators for their spot light of one of our memorial’s founding fathers a...
07/04/2021

One big patriotic thank you to the Duke City Gladiators for their spot light of one of our memorial’s founding fathers and for AFSA Chapter 1201, Kirtland AFB’s, Strategic Outreach Trustee, Justin Ward for providing transportation and es**rt to the game. Congratulations on one heck of a win against the Northern Arizona Wranglers!!

**********Colonel (Ret) Roger Knight Bio**********

Colonel Roger Knight has spent his life dedicated to public service beginning with his 1955 commission in the U.S. Army following his graduation from Niagara University and its ROTC program. Among his career highlights were service as a ski instructor with the 71st Infantry Division in Alaska early in his career and as military adviser to the Shaw of Iran later in his career with 10 years in Special Operation in between. As a Green Beret he lead a 12 man A-Team and 1200 indigenous Montagnard volunteers in the Central Highlands during the earlier part of the Vietnam War. Roger retired as an Armored officer in 1975.

In addition to having been a Green Beret, Roger was both an Army Ranger and Paratrooper with over 1,000 jumps, including sport and HALO or high altitude jumps. And he proudly wears the Combat Infantry Badge.

In retirement Roger settled in Albuquerque, in part, because the desert terrain with it's nearby mountains reminded him of Tehran. First working for Merrill Lynch Securities, Roger soon returned to public service with the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico. There he launched and managed the City's Tennis Program in the Parks and Recreation Department where he once again retired.

Since then Roger has been a tireless volunteer. While at the the Parks and Recreation Department he first got involved in the City's Senior Games as a participant and volunteer. But soon found his way to his true calling, the New Mexico Veterans Memorial, that was conceived of upon the 50th Anniversary of WWII. During the following 15 years in took to design, fund and build the memorial Roger was a public advocate for the project and as one of the founding fathers of the Memorial who helped create the New Mexico Veterans Foundation, which has critically helped operate and maintain the memorial Roger served as both President and Vice President of the Foundation for decades. Today he still contributes a yeomen's effort as lead in the effort to help the memorial come alive with service, and national flags, on days of significance in our military history.

07/02/2021

Take note of the new phone number.

Photos from New Mexico Adjutant General's post
06/27/2021

Photos from New Mexico Adjutant General's post

Please join us in saying farewell—we built fond memories, we have history, and we are so thankful to Colonel David Sean ...
06/25/2021

Please join us in saying farewell—we built fond memories, we have history, and we are so thankful to Colonel David Sean Miller and his wife Leigh Ann Miller and their son Matthew for the love they showed our military and veteran community. The relationship we have with Kirtland Air Force Base has never been stronger, largely because of the leadership from the 377th Air Base Wing command team; which we benefited from countless times and we’re so grateful.

#TeamNMVM wishes you and your family well on your next adventure at Tinker Air Force Base! Just know you’ll always be a part of the New Mexico Veterans Memorial family, and you’ll always have a home here in Albuquerque.

Sincerely,
Michael Burd
President, NM Veterans Memorial

06/19/2021

Recipient Melvin Morris recently joined an episode of the Pick Up the Six Productions podcast to honor his fellow team commander from the Vietnam War, Master Sergeant Ronald Hagen.

When Sergeant Hagen was killed in combat, Staff Sergeant Morris led the courageous effort to retrieve his fallen comrade's body.

We invite you to listen in to Recipient Morris’ incredible story here: https://www.pickupthesix.com/post/podcast-27-melvin-morris-the-medal-of-honor

06/18/2021

We are feeling the love from all our new followers! We have officially hit 3,000! Share this page to your friends!

Veterans technology education courses | Veterans Affairs
06/17/2021
Veterans technology education courses | Veterans Affairs

Veterans technology education courses | Veterans Affairs

You can gain computer experience to start or advance your career in the high-technology industry our new Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC) program.

06/11/2021

Join DVS is celebrating Women Veterans Day. Thank you for your service to this country. We salute you!

Never Forgotten ...
06/06/2021

Never Forgotten ...

05/31/2021

Today we pay tribute to those who served and honor those who did not come home. “Warriors in Battle," a limestone sculpture located on the IPCC Campus, is by Matthew Panana of Jemez Pueblo. The sculpture honors all Native veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. We remember the fallen and their families this Memorial Day.

Great effort by local community!
05/29/2021

Great effort by local community!

Timeline Photos
05/26/2021

Timeline Photos

📢Walk-Up COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Tomorrow📢
Where: Veteran's Memorial Park
When: 4 - 5:45 p.m. May 27
Who: Ages 12+
Pfizer (12 & up) & J&J (18 & up) will be available. For those under 18, parental consent is required: https://cv.nmhealth.org/covid-vaccine/resources/
The Amazing Friendship Run 2021

05/22/2021

On #NationalPoppyDay, we honor the fallen. The #poppy is a symbol of hope and remembrance; wear one today to remember the fallen. #PoppyDay #PoppyDay2021

05/21/2021
05/21/2021

KAFB Military Veteran Appreciation Week. Please see schedule below.

Live | The White House
05/21/2021
Live | The White House

Live | The White House

LIVE White House events and press briefings with President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and other administration officials.

Timeline Photos
05/19/2021

Timeline Photos

#Breaking -- The White House announced today retired Col. Ralph Puckett Jr., an Army Ranger highly decorated for valor in Korea and Vietnam, will receive the #MedalofHonor.

See the release here: https://go.usa.gov/xHuW5

Timeline Photos
05/15/2021

Timeline Photos

Today we recognize and pay tribute to U.S. armed forces around the globe as the nation celebrates its service members and their role in the community on #NationalArmedForcesDay.

05/15/2021
Photos from Blue Star Mothers of Albuquerque - Rio Grande Valley Chapter 2's post
05/14/2021

Photos from Blue Star Mothers of Albuquerque - Rio Grande Valley Chapter 2's post

Honor365, a nonprofit organization, is conducting a nationwide tour to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of 9/11. Honor36...
05/10/2021

Honor365, a nonprofit organization, is conducting a nationwide tour to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of 9/11. Honor365 began the nationwide tour on January 22, 2021 in Utah and is traveling to 21 cities and 17 states to pay tribute to the fallen of 9/11 and their families while also honoring local heroes within the cities they travel to. The final stop will be New York City on September 11, 2021.

The sixth stop of Honor365 was held in Albuquerque on May 6 and local dignitaries along with the Albuquerque Police Department, the Albuquerque Fire Department, and members of the military were in attendance for the Honor Walk Ceremony at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial.

Before coming to Albuquerque, the Honor Walk Ceremony was held in Phoenix, Arizona where the replica model of the WTC plaza was on display for five weeks at the Hall of Flame Firefighting Museum.

05/10/2021

Hiroshi Miyamura was awarded the Medal of Honor for his service in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

On the night of April 24th, 1951, the enemy attacked his company’s position, threatening to overrun it. Recipient Miyamura sprung into action, protecting his men and aiding the wounded.

Discover more about his bravery, leadership, and service here: https://bit.ly/3th29cp

Photos from The American Legion National Headquarters's post
05/09/2021

Photos from The American Legion National Headquarters's post

Photos from Blue Star Mothers of Albuquerque - Rio Grande Valley Chapter 2's post
05/07/2021

Photos from Blue Star Mothers of Albuquerque - Rio Grande Valley Chapter 2's post

May, marked officially as Military Appreciation Month, is a special month for both those in and out of the military.Not ...
05/06/2021

May, marked officially as Military Appreciation Month, is a special month for both those in and out of the military.

Not only do we pause on Memorial Day to remember the sacrifice and service of those who gave all, but the month also holds several other military anniversaries and events, including Military Spouse Appreciation Day and Armed Forces day.

Each year the president makes a proclamation, reminding Americans of the important role the U.S. Armed Forces have played in the history and development of our country. May was chosen because it has many individual days marked to note our military's achievements, including Loyalty Day, established in 1921, Victory in Europe (VE) Day commemorating the end of WWII in Europe in 1945, Children of Fallen Patriots Day and the anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden.

May, marked officially as Military Appreciation Month, is a special month for both those in and out of the military.

Not only do we pause on Memorial Day to remember the sacrifice and service of those who gave all, but the month also holds several other military anniversaries and events, including Military Spouse Appreciation Day and Armed Forces day.

Each year the president makes a proclamation, reminding Americans of the important role the U.S. Armed Forces have played in the history and development of our country. May was chosen because it has many individual days marked to note our military's achievements, including Loyalty Day, established in 1921, Victory in Europe (VE) Day commemorating the end of WWII in Europe in 1945, Children of Fallen Patriots Day and the anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden.

Japanese American Experiences in WWII Webinar | The National WWII Museum | New Orleans
05/05/2021
Japanese American Experiences in WWII Webinar | The National WWII Museum | New Orleans

Japanese American Experiences in WWII Webinar | The National WWII Museum | New Orleans

Japanese American Experiences in WWII Webinar Video Categories: In this webinar, students will learn about the forced incarceration of Japanese and Japanese Americans in remote camps for the duration of WWII, especially focused on the experiences of Nisei students who abruptly became prisoners at a....

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Dear New Mexico Comrades, My name is Warren Hunt. I live in Michigan, and am a life member of both VVA (Chapter 35, Toledo, Ohio) and the VFW. I’m also a retired active duty Army E-7, beginning with service in Vietnam in 68-69 with the First Infantry Division. In 2018 I published a memoir, “Reflections on the Vietnam War: A Fifty-Year Journey,” an overview of what the Vietnam Era looked like to me. It covers the span of time from when I was in high school, through my Army service in Nam, culminating with my attendance at the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. in 1982. The book is available at amazon.com in paperback as well as Kindle format. A link to my book’s website is attached here: www.facebook.com/rvw50. This memoir has been included by Bowling Green State University and Lourdes University as part of the reading list for their classes on the Vietnam War. In addition, it has received positive reviews from well-known literary publications, including Manhattan Book Review, Publishers Weekly/Book Life, and the VVA Veteran: Books in Review (Henry Zeybel). In April of 2018 an excerpt from my book appeared in a special commemorative issue of USA Today: “Echoes from Vietnam.” “Reflections on the Vietnam War: A Fifty-Year Journey” has been well-received by readers; including Vietnam veterans and their family members. Many non-veterans, especially younger people, have also found it enlightening as an aid to gaining a broader perspective on the Vietnam War era. I am now in the process of sharing my work with local veterans organizations; not to make money, but because I have been told I should share it by so many people who find it an inspiring and informative read. Best wishes to your post members for a safe and pleasant summer. Sincerely, Warren Hunt Vietnam 68-69
I just realized that the Memorial doesn't have anything at all relating to the Civil War. Yet New Mexico was a theater of war in those years, and there were battles that took place here - indeed, there was a battle right here in Albuquerque. It puzzles me to know why the New Mexico Veterans Memorial would totally ignore the bloodiest war in American history, one in which New Mexicans took part.
Happy 100th Birthday June! I’m still proud to be an American and honored to participate in this celebration for June, a true American, that served in the Navy as a nurse during WWII. Let’s not forget all our Veterans and Active Duty military that are willing to give the ultimate sacrifice of dying for our country so that we may have the freedoms we all too often take for granted... especially lately! #proudtobeamerican #loveourveterans 🇺🇸
Thank you You are honorable Warriors Real men of honor Thank you
The end of a great day at the NM Veterans Memorial. Perfect New Mexico sunset, with a little bit of alpenglow highlighting the Sandias and our flag proudly flying in the breeze. The Celebration of Life for Cpl Santiago Lucero was a truly touching tribute...many tears and much laughter. Thanks to the Board of Directors for unanimously approving the contribution making the funeral services possible.
Calling all Veterans! The Bernalillo County Mobile Voting Unit team will be filming a Public Service Announcement at the NM Veterans Memorial today (13 FEB) around 11:00 this morning. They are asking for Veterans to be extras in the PSA. Come out — this might be your big chance to start your film career!
I want to say thank you. Im truly amazed and humbled at your genorosity towards me. This is so amazing. Your changing my life more than youll EVER know. Thank you.words just arn't enough.
Free IT training is coming to the Southeast Albuquerque Success Center! The #CompTIA Core Skills Certification Training program is a 12-week, full-time classroom training program that validates the foundational skills needed by all IT professionals. Curriculum is geared toward the CompTIA IT Fundamentals+, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+ certifications. When: January 27 - April 17, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-3:00pm Funded by grants and corporate donations, you can attend the SEASC CompTIA Core Skills Training at no cost and gain the training you need for your first paid role in the information technology field. For more information about this training program, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/560038014810850/
I am interested in vending for your up coming event. Who can I talk to about this?
Sorry so late. Come out and see us...