When you travel to Truth or Consequences in New Mexico, stop by the Veterans Memorial Park. It is more of a memorial than a park, though. The place is a beautiful. You can get a good walk around the area while enjoying the view of the mountains in the background.

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There is a memorial wall with names of the fallen heroes.
Veterans Memorial Park

The main attraction is the trail with tablets along the way that describe each of the 14 wars in the U.S. history. Here is the list of the 14 wars in chronological order:

The Revolutionary War

April 19, 1775 to September 3, 1783
No. of Deaths: 4,435
No. of Wounded: 6,188
Veterans Memorial Park

The War of 1812

June 18, 1812 to February 17, 1815
No. of Deaths: 2,260
No. of Wounded: 4,505

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Mexican – American War

April 25, 1846 to February 2, 1848
No. of Deaths: 13,283
No. of Wounded: 4,152

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US Civil War

April 12, 1861 to April 9,1865
No. of Deaths: 558,052
No. of Wounded: 412,175

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Spanish – American War

April 25, 1898 to December 10, 1898
No. of Deaths: 2,456
No. of Wounded: 1,662

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Philippine – American War

February 4, 1899 to July 4, 1902
No. of Deaths: 3,216
No. of Wounded: 2,779

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World War 1

April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918
No. of Deaths: 116,708
No. of Wounded: 204,002

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The Korean War

June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953
No. of Deaths: 54,246
No. of Wounded: 103,284

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The Vietnam War

May 1961 to August 30, 1975
No. of Deaths: 58,168
No. of Wounded: 153,303

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U.S. Multinational Force in Beirut

August 25, 1982 to February 26, 1984
No. of Deaths: 272
No. of Wounded: 0

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Invasion of Granada “Operation Urgent Fury”

October 25, 1983 to Mid-December 1983
No. of Deaths: 19
No. of Wounded: 0

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Invasion of Panama “Operation Just Cause”

December 20, 1989 to January 3, 1990
No. of Deaths: 23
No. of Wounded: 0

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The Persian Gulf War “Operation Desert Storm”

August 2, 1990 to March 3,1991
No. of Deaths: 293
No. of Wounded: 467

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Afghanistan – Iraq War

(ongoing)
No. of Deaths:
No. of Wounded:
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In the middle of the trail is this monument with an eagle as “Guard of the Park.”

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If you are traveling to Truth or Consequences, this Memorial Park is worth the visit.

Admission fee.

FREE

Address and contact.

Address: 996.S. Broadway, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901
Phone Number: 5758940750

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