Flame of Hope…Albuquerque, New Mexico… QLong Description:
Eternal flame monument to all who served in the Vietnam Conflict. The plaque on the monument reads:
Flame of Hope
A flame burns on this spot and in the hearts of
the people of the state and nation as a reminder
of the sacrifices of those who have served in the
The prisoners of war and those missing in action
in the conflict are not and shall not be forgotten
by their countrymen, their loved ones or their
comrades in arms. Our hopes and prayers for their
safe return burn as brightly as the flame above.
Those who have given their lives under the call of
their country are enshrined in our heart forever.
Presented and dedicated in deep appreciation
by the city of Albuquerque, the New Mexico
chapter of the American Fighter Pilots
Association and Concerned, Inc.
Judy and I took our first morning walk in Albuquerque and came upon the referenced memorial to Vietnam Veterans. Everywhere we go in Albuquerque, there are beautiful memorials to veterans of all wars to help us as a community to honor our heroes and heal from the overwhelming loss of lives and the on-going post war suffering. The “Eternal Flame of Hope” is a highlight of this memorial and has special meaning to the children and families of warriors. This memorial also honors POW’s and MIA’s, offering hope for their safe return home.
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