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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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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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A Family's Tribute

In honor of their amazing, beloved son, this family started this memorial and went through a lot to make it happen. The memorial also honors their son's fallen companions and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
SproutHunter S
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In honor of their amazing, beloved son, this family started this memorial and went through a lot to make it happen. The memorial also honors their son's fallen companions and other fallen military heroes. Well thought out, well presented, inviting, moving, and inspiring. A bit of a drive and a little out of the way but beautiful in every regard;... More 

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Venice, Italy
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40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment you arrive and read the dedication, you know you are in for an emotional ride! Who knew how much female personnel meant to this effort. So enlightening to see this and other stories, photos, journals etc. Having been there in 68-69, never saw much of this so thanks to all the contributors. Actually bought a new hat... More 

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Thank Robert F
Merritt Island, Florida
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9 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a beautiful Chapel and surrounding grounds and Museum dedicated to the Vietnam Veterans. Since I lost friends who died and Mt husband lost friends who died in the War, it was emotional, but good to pray and remember!

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Thank Sharon K
El Paso, Texas
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful memorial off the beaten path. The visitor center was closed when we visited, but the chapel was open. It's a hidden, quiet little place for reflection. I wish the visitor center had been open so that we could learn more about this wonderful place and the history behind it. The walkway around the memorial is paved with bricks inscribed... More 

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Thank sophiepilla
Southern NJ
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570 reviews
184 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial on our way around the Enchanted Circle. On a cold, sunny February day, with snow on the ground, the memorial was stark and inspiring. Unfortunately, we were there the day of the week (Monday?) the chapel and the museum were closed. Reading about David Westphall and his story brought back memories of a... More 

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Thank GreenUnicorn
Red River, New Mexico
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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Words can not describe this amazing place! You simply must visit! The grounds are amazing, the Memorial is a labor of love and the Chapel . . . Wow!

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Thank RRSA1959
Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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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Thank ngc1938
Angel Fire, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

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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Thank Carla S
peosta, United States
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 13 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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Thank Donel N
Oklahoma
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 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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