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Posted on: May 15, 2023

City of Rio Rancho Memorial Day Ceremony and Closures

The City of Rio Rancho will recognize Memorial Day with a remembrance ceremony on May 29th honoring the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in military service to their country. The ceremony will take place at the Veterans Memorial Park at 10 a.m. The ceremony will include the laying of a wreath to honor the fallen and a 21-gun salute.

A set of military boots representing fallen service members from each branch will also be on display. The boots will be laid out in military formation and will have a personalized portrait of a fallen veteran alongside each one. The boots representing fallen service members will be displayed at Veterans Park as a powerful, temporary memorial. Both the memorial ceremony and boot display are organized by Rio Rancho's own Marine Corps League – Rocky Mountain Division, American Legion Post 118, VFW Post 5890, Women Veterans of New Mexico, and the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

For questions about the ceremony, please call the Rio Rancho Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department at 505-891-5015.

City of Rio Rancho offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.

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