ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Friday is designated Vietnam Veterans Day in New Mexico, and this weekend is your chance to honor soldiers from New Mexico who were killed in the line of duty.
This wall travels around the state and is in Albuquerque at Veterans Memorial Park on Louisiana Boulevard SE just north of Gibson Boulevard.
It bears the names of 448 New Mexico troops on it.
On Friday morning after a ceremony veterans were able to get a glimpse of the wall:
"To have them right there '66 to '67, it's sad," one veteran said. "A lot of people get wounded and also die. It was rough."
Veterans and veterans' organization were offered the opportunity to volunteer their time to hold a 24-hour vigil between now and the end of the display at 5 p.m. Monday.
"We have different organizations and individuals, some veterans and some not, that feel it's worthy of their time to come out here and sit by the wall during this 24-hour period each day," said Roger Knight, president of the New Mexico Veterans' Memorial board or directors.
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