On behalf of the Summit Park Neighborhood
Association I would like to welcome the Bataan
Veterans, honored dignitaries, neighbors and
visitors to our beloved Bataan Memorial Park.
Fifty-nine years ago, our neighborhood was
fortunate to be designated as the home to a
living monument honoring those brave men. With
its expansion this year, the Bataan-Corregidor
story is now chronicled for all future visitors.
We know that the “Pillars on the Ellipse” will
draw many people into the serenity of this
memorial. The architecture lends itself to
reflection and engenders a respect that is so
This memorial serves to pay tribute to the more
than 1800 members of the 200th and 515th Coast
Artillery Regiments of the New Mexico Army
National Guard. It is because of their
sacrifices that countless children and families
are able to play freely in this park.
The Summit Park Neighborhood Association has
always and will always help to maintain this
park as a place for joyful activity and
Deannna Archuleta-Loeser, President
Summit Park Neighborhood Association