NM Memorials


Military service by its citizens has always been a strong feature by the citizens of New Mexico. From the Spanish Colonial days, when indigenous tribes fought to defend their native land…through the Civil War, when local citizens helped turn back a westward Confederate push at the Battle of Glorieta Pass…through World Wars I & II, the Korean Conflict, the Cold War, Vietnam, Desert Storm, and now the Global War on Terror in Iraq and Afghanistan…New Mexicans have always answered the call to protect and defend its homeland. The state has always ranked among the states with the highest percentage of its population serving in the military.

In honor of this rich military tradition, the state has designated dozens of memorials, parks, roadways and other monuments as tributes to New Mexico’s veterans and their sacrifice and service to our country.

   City & Monument
Angel Fire                 
Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial

angelfireoff NM State Hwy 434 in Colfax County

Alamogordo Veterans’ Memorial Plaque

Otero County CourthouseAirborne Memorial MonumentIntersection of 10th Street & N. White Sands Blvd.Albuquerque Soldier and Sailors ParkCentral Ave. & 14th Street SWVietnam Veterans’ Memorial Park Indian School & Locust USS Bullhead Park 1606 San Pedro Boulevard SE Bataan Memorial Park748 Tulane Dr. NE Flame of Hope International Sunport (the airport)

Veterans’ Memorial Park

ABQ Veterans' Memorial

1100 Louisiana Blvd. SERichard Rocco MemorialWestside Community Center 1250 Isleta BlvdArtesia Veterans’ Memorial Parkin front of City HallAztec Liberty TreeMcGee ParkKorean Veterans’ MemorialMinium Park (Main St. & Park Ave.)Belen   Soldiers Memorial Park (9/11 Memorial)Main Street & Becker StreetCapitan   World War II Gun MountLincoln County CourthouseCarlsbad Bataan Memorial BridgeEast Greene StreetBataan Recreation AreaPecos River, between Upper Tansil Dam & Lower Tansil DamCibola County  Khe Sanh BridgeInterstate 40 (Exit 104)ClaytonTown Triangle Veterans’ Flag PoleClayton Memorial CemeteryCochiti  Veterans’ Memorial Scenic OutlookKasha-Katuew Tent Rocks Nat’l MonumentDeming  356th Infantry Tablet /Bataan CorridorLuna County CourthouseEspanola  Veterans’ Memorial WallVeterans’ Memorial PlazaPhillip Valdez Memorial BridgeState Route 584 (over the Rio Grande River)Farmington Vietnam Veterans Memorial WallNorth Butler & Carlton StreetsAll Veterans’ Memorial ParkTucker Street at the Animas RiverFt. Bayard  Bataan Memorial Outdoor ClassroomCalle de las Palomas (off Hwy 180)Ft. Stanton Merchant Marine and Military Memorial Cemeteryseven miles east of Capitan (Country Road 220/off Hwy 320)Galisteo George Michael Anaya Bridgeover State Hwy 140Gallup

Hiroshi Miyamura High School

Hiroshi Miyamura HS Gallup NM

680 South Boardman AvenueVeterans’ Park and MemorialBuena Vista AvenueGrants Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Friendship Park(Santa Fe Avenue & El Morro Road)Hagerman Veterans’ Monument (Cemetery)Shoshoni Rd. & East Morgan RdHobbs Confederate Air Force MuseumLea County AirportJarales Veterans’ War MemorialJose Dolores Cordova Cultural Center

Las Cruces Veterans’ Memorial Park & Wall

Las Cruces Memorial Park

2651 Roadrunner ParkwayLas Vegas Veterans ParkMills AvenueLordsburg Veterans Memorial Park2-1/2 miles SW of Lordsburg (off State Route 494)Los Alamos Veterans’ Monument (Ashley Pond)Next to the County Admin. Bldg.(2300 Trinity Drive)Los Lunas Daniel Fernandez Memorial Park1001 State Route 314 SWLoving USMC Park (Ervell Guevera Park)4th Street & Cottonwood StreetMesilla Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial2000 Avenida de MesillaPecos  Veterans’ Memorial PlaqueSt. Anthony’s Church (11 South Main St.)Artillery Place PecosAmerican Legion Post 11 (NM State Route 63)Portales Veterans’ MemorialCourthouse Square (109 W. 1st St.)Veterans’ Memorial Bldg7th & Abilene StreetsQuesta Veterans’ Healing Field of HonorEvery Memorial Day Weekend…center of townRaton

World War II Memorial

WWII Memorial Raton, NM

Ripley Park

Colfax County Veterans’ Memorial

Colfax County Veterans' Memorial Court House

Colfax County CourthousePearl Harbor MemorialRipley Park

Rio Arriba County Willie D. Martinez Bridge

Willie D Martinez Memorial Bridge Rio Ariba County

NM State Hwy 554 (mile marker 0.6)Rio Rancho Veterans’ Memorial ParkPinetree Rd & Southern Blvd.Roswell Chaves County War MemorialCounty Admin BldgPersian Gulf MonumentCounty CourthouseUS Navy AnchorCounty CourthousePOW/MIA/KIA Memorial Park912 N. PennsylvanniaWall of Honor for NM’s Military MembersOvermier Firestone Store (125 South Main St.)Santa Fe Wall of HonorState Capitol Rotunda

Bataan Memorial Bldg

Bataan Memorial Bldg Santa Fe

407 Galisteo StreetBataan Memorial Monument (Eternal Flame)407 Galisteo Street

NM Veterans’ Memorial Monument

Santa Fe Veterans' Memorial

NW corner of Bataan Memorial Bldg.Bataan Memorial Museum1050 Old Pecos TrailSanta Cruz Freddie I. Branch BridgeState Hwy 106 (over the Santa Cruz River)Taos Bataan Hall (Convention Center)120 Civic Plaza DriveBataan MemorialTaos PlazaTruth or Consequences Veterans’ Memorial Park and Museum996 South BroadwayTularosa Veterans’ Memorial ParkNext to the Community
Center (1050 Bookout Road )

Vado (Dona Ana County) New Mexico Vietnam Memorial

Vado NM Vietnam Memorial

9350 Hwy 478



U.S. Interstate 10 through New Mexico (from Arizona to Texas)
Pearl Harbor Memorial Highway

U.S. Interstate 40 through New Mexico (from Arizona to Texas)
Purple Heart Trail

U.S. Highway 70 (from Las Cruces to Alamogordo)
Bataan Veterans Memorial Highway

NM State Route 264 (from Ya-ta-Hey to Window Rock, AZ)
Designated Navajo Code Talkers Highway

NM State Route 371 (from Farmington to Crownpoint)
Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Highway

NM State Route 599 (Santa Fe)
Veterans Memorial Highway

Blue Star Memorial Highways
The following highways have been designated Blue Star Memorial Highways as a tribute to those New Mexicans who’ve served in the U.S. Armed Forces

  • US 85 through New Mexico
  • US 285 through New Mexico
  • US 70 through New Mexico
  • US 80 through New Mexico
  • US 380 through New Mexico
  • US 180 through Silver City


Vietnam Memorial State Park


New Mexico Veterans Memorial