MEMORIAL DAY

Memorial Day to be observed in communities throughout New Mexico

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Communities throughout New Mexico will be observing Memorial Day with memorial services and events scheduled on Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30.)

On May 30—Memorial Day--the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS) will host 11am ceremonies at its Fort Stanton and Gallup State Veterans Cemeteries. A scheduled ceremony at its Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire has been cancelled due to the nearby Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak wildfire in nearby San Miguel County.

Below is a list of Memorial Day events provided to DVS. DVS Cabinet Secretary Sonya Smith, who is scheduled to attend the Memorial Day ceremony in Albuquerque, urges

New Mexicans to attend a ceremony to commemorate the meaning of Memorial Day: A day to honor the men and women who have lost their lives while in active military service of our country. Here is a link to a short Memorial Day message from Secretary Smith. (to watch the short video, simultaneously press “Ctrl” while clicking on the link)