Never Forget: New Hampshire Observes 9/11 Anniversary

Sep 8, 2017

Hudson's 9/11 Memorial.
Credit Hudson, N.H. 9/11 Memorial

Monday marks the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, but remembrance events commenced Saturday with the seventh consecutive “Never Forget” New Hampshire 9/11 Stair Climb.

Below are a few events Monday that observe the anniversary.

  • Londonderry 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, at the David A. Hicks Central Fire Station, 280 Mammoth Road. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m.
  • The city of Portsmouth will hold its 9/11 Memorial Services at the 9/11 Steel Artifact site, which is next to the flag poles at City Hall. The service starts at 8:46 a.m., the time the first airline hit the World Trade Center. Portsmouth Police Chief Robert Merner is one of the speakers. He was at Ground Zero within hours of the attack, and worked it as a crime scene.
  • The town of Hudson holds its observance on Monday, starting at 6:30 p.m., at Benson Park, the site of the 9/11 Memorial. The program includes a Presentation of Colors by fire and police officers, Presentation of Arms by American Legion Post 48, and remarks by Ted Luszey, chairman of the Board of Selectmen.
  • In Hampton, the American Legion Post 35 holds its regular ceremony at 69 High St. The event begins at 6 p.m.
  • On Saturday, in the “Never Forget” 9/11 Stair Climb, which supports the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, participants at the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium walked seven laps, an approximate distance to the 110 stories of the World Trade Center towers, where 343 firefighters were killed that day.

Gov. Chris Sununu, R-Newfields, will attend the ceremonies in Londonderry and Hampton, according to his office.

Flags will be at half-staff Monday in observance of the Sept. 11 attacks.

In conjunction with the 16th anniversary on Monday, The Exchange will assess the war in Afghanistan, with veterans and other guests.