Posted by: motorcyclemuse | 18 May 2008

Day 3 – Gallup, NM to Angel Fire, NM

We left Gallup, New Mexico for Angel Fire, New Mexico. Along the way we had another flyover by a Huey helicopter and rode in some beautiful scenery.

We had lunch and a presentation at Espanola, New Mexico. We were greeted by students who had made welcome signs for us.

We were traveling to a special place for many veterans, especially those from Vietnam. Angel Fire is the site of the Vietnam Veterans National Memorial. It was built by Dr. Victor Westphall as a memorial to his son who was killed in action in Vietnam. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. I’ll let the pictures do the talking.


For more information, check out http://www.angelfirememorial.com/history/index.html.

After our visit to the memorial, we were hosted at a dinner by the Village of Angel Fire, which is basically a ski village town in the mountains of New Mexico at about 8,500 feet in elevation.

Today’s essential question: Why do people erect memorials and why are they important?


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