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The inception of building a unique memorial for war veterans within the picturesque Albuquerque in New Mexico started in the 1980s under the leadership of then Mayor Louis Saavedra. But, it was only in 1995 when actual construction started which was 3 years after the city held a design contest for the memorial. One of the members of the winning design team was Tina Reames whose father fought in the Vietnam War. She spent a lot of time interviewing veterans to get their opinions for the memorial.

Every part of the New Mexico Veterans' Memorial, from the flowers to the structures in the area can surely remind visitors of military servicemen?s experiences in past wars. The Memorial features a garden with a visitor center, museum, amphitheaters, parade field and 7 areas portraying a serviceman?s experiences.

The memorial grounds are open everyday from 6am to 10pm while the museum is open Friday-Monday at 9am-3pm. Donations in the form of memorial gifts (such as Memorial Brick, Memorial Tree with Plaque, Park Bench with Memorial Plaque, etc.) are accepted.
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