Friday, February 3, 2017

New Mexico XIII

Rio Rancho is not too far from Santa Fe and they have created a magnificent park and memorial to all who have served.

A series of walls list the names of all who have served and , perhaps sadly, there is plenty of space for additional names. Heroes not yet made, or perhaps, even born.

Vietnam is, of course reflected here, In fact, the park was created by a couple of 'Nam vets who wanted a place to remember and reflect.

Note that this site begins the war in 1964, the year of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. This is not uncommon, but I always wonder how this is considered correct when so very many died before, from 1956 on.

The park is filled with paths, benches, gardens and other interesting and peaceful thing and is well worth a visit. It is located at 950 Pinetree Road S.E.

Next time, on the 8th, we will venture back to New York, so join me there at 9:00am, as always.

To see additional memorials from New Mexico, or any other state, click on the state name on the left side of this page.

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