Vietnam Memorial Wall
at Angel Fire, NM
Northern New Mexico Chapter 996
What is the Vietnam Memorial Wall at Angel Fire, NM?
The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (NM-DVS) and Vietnam Veterans of America Northern New Mexico Chapter 996 (VVA-NNM Ch 996) located in Santa Fe, NM, have partnered to build a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall. The current Wall, located in Washington, DC, displays the names of 58,318 men and women who were killed in action or missing in action in service to their country during the Vietnam War. To date, 398 of those names on the Wall are from New Mexico.
The Wall replica will be located in Angel Fire, NM alongside the Vietnam Memorial Chapel and the new State Veterans Cemetery. This memorial in Angel Fire is nationally recognized as the first Vietnam War era Memorial in the United States.
We are working to raise funds which will be used to defray the costs of constructing the Wall Memorial. These costs are estimated to be $150,000. Any funds in excess of the construction costs will be transferred to the Angel Fire Vietnam Memorial Organization for the maintenance of the Wall.