Granite State Communities Observe Veterans Day

Nov 11, 2013

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On this Veterans Day, communities across New Hampshire are holding ceremonies, banquets, and parades honoring those who have served in the military.   

Many events will start at or around 11:00 this morning, in honor of the holiday’s roots.  Originally, Veterans Day was called “Armistice Day,” honoring the end of World War I on November 11th at 11:00, in 1918. 

Manchester, Nashua and Lebanon will hold parades at that time.  The Meredith veterans march and Peterborough parade begin a bit earlier, around 10:30. 

The State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen will host an 11:00 ceremony with the Disabled American Veterans.  U-S Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster will deliver remarks at the event.

Following a flurry of activity, reports that Portsmouth’s new Memorial Park will be open to the public today.  It features a granite fountain with slabs from the old Memorial Bridge. 

And throughout the day, American Legion halls across the state will host a variety of events. 

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