Vietnam Veterans National Memorial

28 miles from Taos in Angel Fire is a beautiful, moving memorial —
the nation's first Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The Vietnam Veterans National Memorial is a moving, often heart-stoppingly beautiful national shrine. The memorial is located at Angel Fire, New Mexico, in the picturesque Sangre de Cristo mountain range. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Angel Fire was conceived and constructed by the family of Dr. Victor Westphall, whose son, David, was killed in a 1968 enemy ambush in Vietnam.

The structure's dramatic architectural design, soaring to a height of 50 feet, offers a compelling and inspiring statement of gratitude to, and celebration of, the men and women who fought in Vietnam. As a place for personal reflection and inspiration, the memorial is unrivaled.


Ted C. Luna, Architect, Santa Fe, NM

All facilities of the memorial, its spare, peaceful chapel and the 6,000-square-foot visitors center are totally accessible to handicapped people. The memorial is located 28 miles from Taos between Angel Fire and Red River, NM on US Highway 64.

Tax-deductible contributions supporting perpetuation of the Memorial can be sent to:

David Westphall Veterans Foundation, Inc
c/o Vietnam Veterans National Memorial
PO Box 608
Angel Fire, NM 87710
Phone: 575-377-6900

Please visit the Vietnam Veterans National Memorial web site. remote site

Originally appeared in
The Collector’s Guide to Santa Fe and Taos - Volume 10

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