The United States celebrates Memorial Day on the last Monday of May, a day set aside to remember people who died while serving in the armed forces, although many families use it to remember other deceased loved ones also. Memorial Day 2014 was special and unique for me and my husband.
We had planned a trip to New Mexico, not realizing we would be there on Memorial Day. I was going to attend a medical conference and we also wanted to visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Angel Fire. The previous year, I ordered a memorial brick ,engraved with his name, to be laid on the walkway there. Our schedule was such that the most convenient day to visit would be Memorial Day. We didn’t know that the Memorial has a special observance there every Memorial Day; but when we found out, we planned to attend. Here, in pictures, is what we experienced that day .
Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Angel Fire, New Mexico