The City of Rio Rancho will host a remembrance ceremony for Memorial Day on May 29.
The ceremony will take place at the Veterans Memorial Park at 10 a.m. The ceremony will include laying 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 on display at Veterans Park as a powerful, temporary memorial,” the city said.
Both the memorial ceremony and boot display are organized by Rio Rancho’s 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.
There is also a fallen officer ceremony at 10 a.m. May 18.