Visitor / Event Center
Since 1996, the visitor center has served as the welcoming venue for veterans and their loved ones.
Visitors are invited to explore the visitor center and the museum free of charge.
This was ‘ground zero’ …the beginning of the New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial. Armed with gold shovels, Community leaders, Heather Wilson and Mayor Marty Chavez along with base officials, officially broke ground on this spot in 1996.
Initially the building was completed only to the stained glass artwork visible high on the west wall of the front room. The artwork was created by a west coast artist and was donated to the Memorial in her father’s memory who was an Air Force veteran.
Today, the Visitors’ Center is staffed by volunteers from a variety of military organizations and one paid staff member from the City of Albuquerque Senior Affairs office. The volunteer ‘Greeters’ are available 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, daily. Beyond those hours, the city employee is available to answer your telephone calls 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
The Event Center and its adjacent parking are available for use by veterans’ groups and any community groups or individuals that wish to rent the space.
1. Bell Tower
2. Visitor / Event Center
4. Colonial War Kiosk
5. Territorial War Kiosk
6. World War I Kiosk
7. Buffalo Soldier Monument
8. Pearl Harbor Survivors Monument
9. World War II Kiosk & Monument
10. 8th Air Force Monument
11. Merchant Marines Monument
12. U.S. Submarine Veterans Monument
13. Welcome Home Memorial
14. U.S. Navy Veterans Monument
15. Korean War Monument & Kiosk
16. Vietnam War Monument & Kiosk
17. Expeditionary Missions Kiosk
18. Gulf War Kiosk
19. War On Terror Kiosk
20. The Call
21. The Preparation
22. The Battle
23. The Homecoming
24. The Conversation
25. The Word From Home
26. The Fallen Friend
27. Parade Ground
29. Paratrooper Monument
30. Combat Infantry Badge Monument
31. Boulevard Of Flags & Blue Star Memorial
32. American Ex-Prisoner Of War Monument
33. Medal Of Honor Plaza
34. Purple Heart Monument
35. Holes In Our Hearts
36. American Veterans For Equal Rights
37. Tuskegee Airmen Monument
38. Gold Star Mothers Monument
39. Navajo Code Talkers Monument
40. Combined Action Program Monument