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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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Address: 34 Country Club Rd, US 64 Mile Marker 276, 5 Miles North of Angel Fire, Angel Fire, NM 87710
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+1 575-377-2293

The Memorial was dedicated in 1971 and was the first major Vietnam memorial...

The Memorial was dedicated in 1971 and was the first major Vietnam memorial in the United States. In 1987 Congress recognized the site as a memorial of national significance. Our visitor center features educational exhibits. The grounds are a peaceful and beautiful backdrop for the Chapel.

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Incredible moving memorial. It's very different from the wall but every bit its equal. It's worth a detour off the Interstate.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Incredible moving memorial. It's very different from the wall but every bit its equal. It's worth a detour off the Interstate.

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Angel Fire, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dr. Westphall and his wife Jeannie honored their fallen son David, with a Memorial for all. If you EVER need to find peace for a soldier who has died for his/her country, the Angel Fire Vietnam Memorial would be it!

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peosta, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

In this beautiful setting, one can remember old friends and loved ones from wars in our past. Don't miss it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I came to visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial while visiting Angel Fire. We watched the movie that is shown there, called "Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam", and it was a very good movie, showing soldiers at war and reading their letters to home. We were both extremely impressed with the State Park. You could spend hours... More 

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Auburn, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Built by a father in memory of his son who died in Vietnam but is now operated by the State Parks as a Veterans Memorial. Soon to include a cemetery. We visited Nov 13, if I had known about it, I would have wanted to be there on the 11th for the ceremonies. A very moving place to go at... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

It has been several years since we stopped at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. In fact, I don't remember it being a State Park when we last visited. It is a serene place and makes you pause to remember those who served our country. Take your time to look around and pray for those who lost their lives serving in Vietnam.... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

While staying with my good friend in Taos/NM, he surprised me with a visit to the Westphall Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire/NM. Much like my earlier visits to "The Wall" in DC, this memorial is humbling in its simple grandeur created by its placement high on a bluff and unusual architecture. The Chapel was built by the father and... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

I stopped here with my dad and we walked around for a bit and stopped at the helicopter. I really enjoyed listening to him tell me about what riding in those was like. I would have liked to visit during normal hours.

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Lucas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This memorial was built by a family to commemorate the loss of their son to the war. It is a touching memorial for all Vietnam War Veterans, living and dead, who served this country during this turbulent time. It is touching. It is reverent. It is a sad reminder of a war we would like to forget. But we should... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We had no idea what to expect upon arriving at this memorial to the thousands of men and women who sacrificed their lives. The gentleman that created this place was very generous. The space is a real tribute to those who lost their life fighting in a terrible war. Be prepared to be emotionally moved by this exhibit. I think... More 

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