Friday, October 6, 2017

New Mexico XIV

Were it not for the Gadsden Purchase, this memorial would be in Mexico. But, Mesilla became part of the U.S. in 1854 and today, she honors her sons and daughters who have fought in many wars, here.

the memorial honors those who fought in each war from the civil War on. the Civil War was the first engagement after Mesilla entered the US in 1854.This memorial is located on the corner of Calle Del Norte and Avenida De Mesilla.

There seems to be no designation as to branch of service or who might have been lost etc, just honoring service.

As so often happens, those inadvertently omitted are added later.

On the same site is a memorial to all those who were left disabled in some way by their service.

Next time, on October 11th, we will take another look at New York, so join me there at 9:00am.

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

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