Historic Fairview Cemetery invites the community to join us for our Memorial Day observances. The event takes place on Monday, May 27, 2024 at 3:00 pm in the afternoon. This two-hour event will consist of the formal rededication of both the newly restored veteran burial areas, American Legion Section 1 and Section 2, as well as the Monument to the Unknown Dead.

The event will take place at the Monument to the Unknown Dead area, located at the east side of the cemetery. The Dukes of Albuquerque Band will play military music and there will also be a small reception after the ceremony.

About Historic Fairview Cemetery

Historic Fairview Cemetery (HFC) was established in Albuquerque in 1881. There are approximately 12,000 burials in 17.5 acres at 700 Yale Blvd. SE. The historic cemetery is owned by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to restoring and maintaining the grounds and sharing the history of Albuquerque and New Mexico through the lives of the people buried there.

Veterans buried in HFC include:

  • 14 Buffalo Soldiers.
  • 42 Spanish American War Veterans, of which 17 are Rough Riders who served with Theodore Roosevelt in the 1st Volunteer Cavalry.
  • 2 Confederate States of America veterans (one whose son served in the U.S. armed forces in WWI).
  • Governor Edmund G. Ross, who fought for the Union from Kansas in the Civil War and is featured in Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy.
  • Chaplain Ted Howden Jr., who survived the Bataan Death March and died in the Davao Penal Colony in the Philippines. His body was transferred to the Howden family plot in HFC after the war ended.

For more information about notable veterans buried in Historic Fairview Cemetery, visit this page.

Unknown Dead marker and flags