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Initiated by the Española Veterans’ Memorial Commission, this timeless monument reflects the community’s respect and appreciation for its veterans under the banner “A Grateful Community Remembers.” The two-tiered granite wall is an enduring reminder of the sacrifices of the veterans who lost their lives, so bravely putting service before self.

The memorial wall was unveiled and dedicated on November 11, 2003. It bears the names of more than 2,000 of Northern New Mexico’s sons and daughters who answered the nation’s call to duty. The memorial is neutral to gender and ethnicity and does not specify particular period, conflict, or campaign for the veterans listed.

The memorial provides a peaceful setting for veterans and their families to remember and share experiences. The adjacent reflecting pool with its clear, tranquil water creates a sense of serenity and beauty.

The “Walk of Honor,” variable granite pavers comprising the walkway around the memorial, was created to provide a space for individual sentiments or messages. More than 100 red and white rosebushes area colorful salute to veterans in the memorial’s “Liberty Garden.”

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