GALLUP —The New Mexico Department of Veterans Servcies (DVS) will formally open the Gallup State Veterans Cemetery with a Grand Opening Ceremony at 1 p.m., May 27, Memorial Day.
Veterans, families, and the public are invited to attend this special event at the cemetery at 333 National Cemetery Dr. (across the street from the McKinley County Juvenile Detention Center).
This will be the second state veterans cemetery developed by DVS as part of a State Veterans Cemetery Initiative to build veterans cemeteries in rural areas of the state. The first cemetery, the Ft. Stanton State Veterans Cemetery, opened in the fall of 2017.
Directions to the Cemetery: (from Albuquerque) Take Interstate 40 West. Once in Gallup, take Exit 22 (Ford Drive) and turn right/head north. Take the next right (Hasler Valley Rd/Superman Canyon Rd) and continue heading east for about a mile. The Gallup State Veterans Cemetery will then be on your right (333 National Cemetery Drive).
(from Arizona) Interstate 40 East to Gallup/Exit 22 (Ford Drive). Turn left/head north. Take the next right (Hasler Valley Rd/Superman Canyon Road) and continue heading east for about a mile. The Gallup State Veterans Cemetery will then be on the right (333 National Cemetery Dr.).