‘The First World War’ Exhibit Shares Stories of New Mexicans Who Served

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The First World War is a permanent exhibition at The New Mexico History Museum. Visitors can see images, letters objects and stories of the many New Mexicans who served.

The exhibit opened it’s door on November 11, 2018, the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice.

New Mexico, only achieving statehood just two short years prior before the Great War broke out in 1914, contributed greatly to the war efforts.

By the end of the first World War, New Mexico ranked fifth in the nation for military service, enlisting more than 17,000 recruits from all 33 New Mexican counties.

The war claimed the lives of 501 New Mexicans. The global conflict ended with the signing of the armistice Nov. 11, 1918.

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