Memorial Day commemorated in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho

New Mexico News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque cemetery honored local heroes this Memorial Day while raising money for much-needed improvements to a place where many of them are buried. The Historic Fairview Cemetery hosted tours, where visitors learned about the notable New Mexicans and generations of military members buried there.

“We are also of course here to honor our military dead. This is an incredible final resting place for almost 500 veterans form the civil war, the Spanish American War, World War 1, World War 2, the Korean War,” said Gail Rubin of the Historic Fairview Cemetery.

Meanwhile, Rio Rancho hosted a ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park, laying a wreath to honor those who have died in combat. Boots were laid out in military formation, each with a portrait of a fallen soldier.

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