Communities across the Granite State recognized Memorial Day on Monday with celebrations and ceremonies.
Hundreds lined Mammoth Road in Londonderry, as the Londonderry High School marching band led the town’s Memorial Day parade.
Lori Zuzelski was among the spectators.
She talks about what brought her out for the event.
“Remembering the soldiers who fought for us, for our freedom, and my son is marching in the parade.”
Earlier that morning at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Derry, members of American Legion and VFW laid wreaths at veteran memorials.
Bruce Alger is past commander of the Post 9 American Legion.
He says it’s easy to forget the meaning of Memorial Day.
“We all need to be reminded what this day is about. It’s not about three day weekends, it’s not about appliance sales. It’s about honoring those who gave their lives in service to the country.”
After the parade was over in Londonderry, the crowd gathered in the Town Common for a ceremony.
It concluded with the recognition of all the veterans in attendance.
As they stepped forward, the audience applauded their service to their country.