Initiated by the Española Veterans’
Memorial Commission, this timeless monument reflects
the community’s respect and appreciation for
its veterans under the banner “A Grateful
Community Remembers.” The two-tiered granite
wall is an enduring reminder of the sacrifices of
the veterans who lost their lives, so bravely putting
service before self.
The memorial wall was unveiled and dedicated on
November 11, 2003. It bears the names of more than
2,000 of Northern New Mexico’s sons and daughters
who answered the nation’s call to duty. The
memorial is neutral to gender and ethnicity and
does not specify particular period, conflict, or
campaign for the veterans listed.
The memorial provides a peaceful setting for veterans
and their families to remember and share experiences.
The adjacent reflecting pool with its clear, tranquil
water creates a sense of serenity and beauty.
The “Walk of Honor,” variable granite
pavers comprising the walkway around the memorial,
was created to provide a space for individual sentiments
or messages. More than 100 red and white rosebushes
area colorful salute to veterans in the memorial’s