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Angel Fire Memorial

This is a plein air pastel of the Vietnam Memorial in Angel Fire New Mexico. The memorial is such a special place. Jo has visited many times and sketched and painted the scenery. This is the first time painting the memorial itself. Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park was established in 1968 by Victor and Jeanne Westphall to honor their son, Lt. David Westphall, who was killed in Vietnam in May 1968. When it opened in 1971, it was one of the first Memorials of its kind in the United States dedicated to Vietnam Veterans. New Mexico has dedicated part of the grounds to a National Cemetery. You will find information on this website https://www.vietnamveteransmemorial.org/ and on the New Mexico State Parks page http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/vietnamveteransmemorialstatepark.html

Pastel on Pastel Card. 9 x 12 inches.