War On Terror Kiosk
The War on Terror Kiosk commemorates the fighting that took place in the Philippines, Iraq, Lebanon, Yemen, Afghanistan, and wherever else people have perished while serving their country.
Around the kiosk lay bricks for the young people who died: 60 from the Army, 14 from the Marine Corps, 8 from the Air Force, and 1 from the Navy – all were from New Mexico. The hats and shoes are bronzed, and all of the uniforms belonged to people who perished.
Nothing on the uniforms was altered except for one item: Lt. Archuleta was an Air Force pilot who died when her helicopter was shot down. At the time, she was on orders for promotion. Therefore, her uniform was modified to include captain’s bars.
The military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq since 1990 have resulted in a renewed reliance on state-based guard and reserve units that coincided with an increased role for women in combat.
The dependence on New Mexico-based active duty units such as the tactical wing of stealth fighters out of Holloman Air Force Base has also been underscored.
The future will be one that continues to be defined by the state’s diversity, resulting in a rich and distinct group of American veterans. Through them, the living and the past will survive.
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