September 30, 2021 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
New Mexico Veterans Memorial
1100 Louisiana Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Deanna Anaya


2021 New Mexico Honor Guard Conference

Set for September 30 in Albuquerque


ALBUQUERQUE– New Mexico’s Honor Guards are encouraged to attend the 12th Annual Honor Guard Training & Conference on September 30 at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial, located at 1100 Louisiana Boulevard SE. Registration begins at 7:45am, and the conference begins at 9am. Please arrive as early as possible for registration.


Honor Guards are all-volunteer units that perform the flag-fold ceremony, 21-Rifle Volley, and a bugle rendition of Taps at the funerals of active-duty military personnel or veterans—providing a proper “Final Salute” befitting men and women who have served our country in the U.S. Armed Forces.


The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS), the New Mexico National Guard, and AARP New Mexico presents the daylong conference as a learning and training opportunity for Honor Guards from throughout the state.

Instruction and coaching will be provided by U.S. Army Honor Guards. Individuals or groups interested in forming an all-volunteer Honor Guard are also encouraged to attend to obtain information and to register with DVS.

The highlight of the conference is the two-tiered performance competition between large and small-size Honor Guards. A free catered lunch will also be provided courtesy of AARP-New Mexico. For more information, contact Deanna Anaya at Deanna.anaya2@dvs.nm.gov or (505) 827-6356.