Hooksett holds ceremony for upgraded Veterans’ Park
Despite the fact that rain pushed the event inside to the local American Legion and that the band and chorus had to cancel, the 100 or so attending said the dedication remained a special moment.
“It’s really exciting, too bad we couldn’t have (the dedication) at the actual site, but I would still encourage people to come look at it, it’s a great thing and helps with community building. It brings people together,” Shankle said.
“I think it is a great thing that (the Heritage Commission) has done, they have been working hard on it for a long time. I think it is important to have things like (Veterans’ Park) for current and future generations,” Bergeron said.
John Danforth of Hooksett served in the Army and said that parks like the one in Hooksett pay respect to men and women who have earned it.
The park has been undergoing work for the last two years at a cost of $20,000 under the supervision of the Heritage Commission. Along with cleaning up the monuments and landscaping that was already there, the commission added a new pillar to honor all those that have served in war and peace. The work was paid for through a combination of private and public money Heritage Commission Chair Kathie Northrup previously said.
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