Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Balloons To Salute War Memorial.(Community)

Byline: Steve Shoup Journal Staff Writer

Groundbreaking To Be Feted Across U.S.

Organizers of the Veterans Day event in Rio Rancho are planning to release red, white and blue balloons to mark simultaneous groundbreaking for the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Planners are also hoping to arrange a flyover of Air National Guard jets to mark the occasion at Veterans Monument Park in Rio Rancho on Saturday, said Robert Pomeranz of the Rio Rancho Veterans Honor Guard and the Rio Rancho Veterans Monument Park Organization.

"Veterans Day is a festive affair. It marks the armistice," Pomeranz said.

Saturday is the anniversary of the day when the armistice was signed at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, ending World War I. …

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