ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. â€” Hereâ€™s whatâ€™s going on around New Mexico to mark this day of remembrance:
Â 9 a.m. â€” Events include music, speeches, rifle and cannon salutes and a Fallen Warrior tribute honoring four soldiers and one airman killed in the Middle East in the past year. The New Mexico Air National Guardâ€™s 150th Fighter Wing will perform a flyover of F-16 Fighting Falcons. For more information, call the memorialÂ at 256-2042.
Â 8:30 a.m. â€” Flag ceremony, rifle salute, reveille and taps at Sunset MemorialÂ Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE, sponsored by French Funeral and Cremation Services. For more information, call Dayna Gardner at 843-6333.
Â 7 p.m. â€” Unveiling of the War on Terror Veterans MemorialÂ honoring New Mexico service members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The $330,000 memorial, paid for with private donations and city funding, features several iconic statues. For more information, call Sean Bryant at 400-8299.
Â 7 a.m. â€” Members of VFW Post No. 7686 will place flags on all veteransâ€™ graves at Monte Vista Cemetery. 10 a.m. â€” Ceremonies at Monte Vista Cemeteryâ€™s flagpole. 11 a.m. â€” VFW volunteers will place flags on all veteransâ€™ graves at Catholic Cemetery. 11:30 a.m. â€” Ceremonies at Catholic Cemetery flagpole. 12:30 p.m. â€” Hot dogs and hamburgers served at VFW Post No. 7686, 700 U.S. 70 West. For more information, call Tony Woodards at (575) 437-4635.
Ceremonies take place at the Vietnam Veterans MemorialÂ State Park at Angel Fire. The memorialÂ is on U.S. 64, 24 miles east of Taos. 8:45 a.m. â€” Participants in the â€śFlag Walk,â€ť in which marchers carry a giant American Flag, meet at N.M. 434 and U.S. 64, then walk to the memorial, escorted by State Police and the 44th Army Band. 11 a.m. â€” MemorialÂ DayÂ ceremonies in the amphitheater and a flyover by a New Mexico National Guard Black Hawk helicopter. For more information, call coordinator Kate German at (575) 377-2293
1 p.m. â€” Ceremony at the Sandoval County Courthouse. Dan Trujillo, a former prisoner of war in Korea, will be guest speaker. For more information call Henry Miller at 463-6288.
10 a.m. â€” Parade down Church Street to Canal Street, ending at the Eddy County Courthouse, where ceremonies take place. Guest speakers include Rep. Harry Teague, D-N.M., and Iraq war veteran Miguel Najera. For more information, call Manny Najera at (575) 885-4939.
10 a.m. â€” The Curry-Roosevelt Counties Joint Veterans Council will host ceremonies at Lawn Haven Cemeteryâ€™s Garden of Honor. Guest speaker for the event will be Chief Master Sgt. Hector Baez of Cannon Air Force Base. Cannonâ€™s 16th Special Operations Squadron will perform a C-130 Hercules flyover. For more information, call Rick Robertson at (575) 769-1458.
10 a.m. â€” Ceremonies begin at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. For more information, call American Legion Post 18 at (575) 534-0780.
9 a.m. â€” Knights of Columbus host a memorialÂ Mass at Hillcrest Cemetery. 10 a.m. â€” Parade from Hillcrest Cemetery to the McKinley County Courthouse, 201 W. Hill St. 11 a.m. â€” Veterans Recognition Ceremony at the Veterans MemorialÂ on the McKinley County Courthouse grounds, followed by a luncheon. For more information, call N.M. Department of Veterans Services representative Tommy L. Sandman at (505) 722-9621.
8-10 a.m. â€” Coffee and pastries served at the American Legion, 319 E. Dunnam St. 10-11 a.m. â€” MemorialÂ Services at the Prarie Heaven Cemetery, 2201 E. Stanolind Road. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. â€” Hamburgers and soft drinks served at the VFW, 609 W. Alto St. For more information, call Dalton Boyd at (575) 397-5290.
10 a.m. â€” A parade moving east from Country Club Drive down Southern Boulevard and concluding on Pinetree Road near the Esther Bone MemorialÂ Library and the Rio Rancho Veterans Monument Park. 11 a.m. â€” Remembrance ceremony at the park. For more information, call the city at 891-5015.
6 a.m. â€” West Second Street will be lined with American flags in honor of fallen service members. 9 a.m. â€” MemorialÂ DayÂ ceremony at MemorialÂ Lawn Cemetery, 260 E. 19th St. 11 a.m. â€” MemorialÂ DayÂ ceremony at South Park Cemetery. Noon â€” MemorialÂ DayÂ ceremony at American Legion Post No. 28, 1620 Montana Ave.
10 a.m. â€” Ceremonies at Santa Fe National Cemetery, 501 N. Guadalupe St., include music by the Santa Fe Chorale Concert Band, keynote speech by Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., POW-MIA candle lighting, wreath laying, rifle and cannon salutes and a flyover by the New Mexico Air National Guardâ€™s 150th Fighter Wing F-16 Fighting Falcons. For more information, call the cemetery at (505) 988-6400.
7 a.m. â€” The Sheep Springs Veterans Association places new flags on veteransâ€™ graves at the community cemetery and hosts a MemorialÂ DayÂ celebration. 8:30 a.m. â€” Breakfast at the Sheep Springs Chapter House, 47 miles north of Gallup on U.S. 491. The public is invited. For more information, call Tommy L. Sandman at (505) 722-9621.
7 a.m. â€” The Tohatchi Veterans Association places new flags on veteransâ€™ graves at the cemetery, 25 miles north of Gallup on U.S. 491. 8 a.m. â€” Breakfast at Tohatchi. The public is invited. For more information, call Tommy L. Sandman at (505) 722-9621.
Window Rock, Ariz. (23 miles west of Gallup)
7 a.m. â€” Navajo Nation MemorialÂ DayÂ Celebration at Veterans MemorialÂ Park. 9 a.m. â€” Parade from Veterans MemorialÂ Park to Nakai Hall. 10 a.m. â€” Remarks by Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley and Vice President Ben Shelly. Noon â€” Lunch at the park. 1-5 p.m. â€” Gourd dances. For more information, call Tommy L. Sandman at (505) 722-9621.
CITY OFFICES: Closed. CITY COMMUNITY CENTERS: Closed. FEDERAL OFFICES: Closed. COUNTY OFFICES: Closed. COUNTY COMMUNITY CENTERS: Closed. STATE OFFICES: Closed. CONGRESSIONAL OFFICES: Bingaman: Closed. Udall: Closed. Heinrich: Closed. Lujan: Closed. Teague: Closed. COURTS: Federal: Closed. State District: Closed. Metro: Closed. POSTAL SERVICE: No postal service. BANKS (FEDERAL RESERVE HOLIDAYS): Closed. GARBAGE: Regular trash pickup. ABQ RIDE: No service. RAIL RUNNER EXPRESS: Will run on Saturday schedule. CENTRAL NEW MEXICO COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Closed. UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO: Closed. CITY LIBRARIES: Closed. ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM: Closed. ANDERSON-ABRUZZO ALBUQUERQUE INTERNATIONAL BALLOON MUSEUM: Closed. BIOPARK: Rio Grande Zoo, Albuquerque Aquarium and Rio Grande Botanic Garden: Open. EXPLORA: Open. INDIAN PUEBLO CULTURAL CENTER: Open. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND HISTORY: Open. NEW MEXICO MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY AND SCIENCE: Open. PETROGLYPH NATIONAL MONUMENT: Open. RIO GRANDE NATURE CENTER: Open. ALBUQUERQUE PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Schools and administrative offices closed. RIO RANCHO PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Schools and district office closed.