Memorial Day observances throughout New Hampshire


May 24. 2014 6:08PM






The following events and observances are scheduled for Memorial Day weekend through June 1. The list is in alphabetical order by community.



AMHERST - Friday, May 30: parade, 6 p.m., from the large common, with stops at four village cemeteries and monuments; ceremony, 7 p.m., the common. 
ANTRIM - Monday, May 26: observance, 8:15 a.m., North Branch Cemetery; observance, 8:45 a.m., Maplewood Cemetery; parade, 9:30 a.m., from middle school gym. 
 ATKINSON - Monday, May 26: parade, 10:30 a.m., from Town Hall to town common; ceremony, after parade, soldier's monument on common; fire department cookout, the ceremony.
AUBURN - Sunday, May 25: bazaar, 3 p.m., Wayne Eddows Memorial Fields, 21 Priscilla Lane; fireworks, after bazaar.
Belmont - Monday, May 26: parade, 1 p.m., from the Middle School, along Main Street, to the Veterans Memorial by St. Joseph Church.
BENNINGTON - Monday, May 26: observance, 10:45 a.m., cemeteries; parade. 11:30 a.m., from VFW; lunch, 12:30 p.m., VFW hall..
Boscawen - Friday, May 30; ceremony, 11 a.m., New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery.
BOW - Monday, May 26: chicken barbecue, noon-3:30 p.m., Community Building; wreath ceremony for fallen sailors, coast guardsmen and merchant marines, 3:30 p.m., Bow Town Pond; parade, 5:30 p.m., from Bow Memorial School to Bow High School; ceremony, after parade, Bow High School.
Bristol - Monday, May 26; parade, 9:30 a.m., from Freudenberg-NOK plant, 40 Pleasant St., to Newfound Area Middle School; ceremony, after parade, middle school.
BROOKLINE - Monday, May 26: observance/salute, 9:30 a.m., Town Hall.. CANDIA - Monday, May 26: ceremony, 11 a.m., Veterans Memorial, High Street..
Canterbury - Monday, May 26: parade, 10 a.m., from the hill near the Elementary School to the center and the bandstand; ceremony, after parade, bandstand.. Center Harbor - Monday, May 26; parade, noon, from Chase Circle, with stops at Nichols Memorial Library, Town Docks, Congregational Church Cemetery. .
CHESTER - Monday, May 26: observance, 9 a.m., town center flagpole, followed by rededication of Civil War cannons across the street..
Concord - Monday, May 26: parade, 9 a.m., from Market Basket on Spruce Street, along Pleasant and Main streets, stopping for a ceremony at the Old North Cemetery, and finishing at the State House, where the commemoration will feature speeches from veteran group leaders and elected officials, including U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster.
DERRY - Monday, May 26: observances, 8 to 9 a.m., at two local cemeteries, the GAR monument, and each post home; parade, 11 a.m., from Hood Commons to MacGregor Park; observance, noon, MacGregor Park.
DOVER - Monday, May 26: Parade, 1 p.m. from Blackwell Street and Rutan Drive to Hurd Park for ceremonies.
 Dublin - Monday, May 26: parade, 11:15 a.m., from Yankee parking lot, along Route 101, to cemetery.
DUNBARTON - Monday, May 26: wreath-laying, 11 a.m., the war memorials and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers in Center Cemetery; ceremony, 1 p.m., Dunbarton Community Center.
 DURHAM - Monday, May 26: parade, 10 a.m., from Laurel Lane, along Newmarket Road (Route 108) and Churchill, to Memorial Park, with a stop at Oyster River Bridge; ceremony, after parade, UNH Memorial Union Building, Morse Circle.
FARMINGTON - Sunday, May 25: parade, noon, from cemetery, along Main Street (Route 153), to American Legion Hall, 526 Main St..
Gilford- Monday, May 26: parade, 9:30 a.m., from Community Church, along Potter Hill Road and Belknap Mountain Road, to Pine Grove Cemetery, with stops at the World War I and World War II Veterans Memorial; observance, after parade, Pine Grove Cemetery.
GOFFSTOWN - Monday, May 26: parade, 8:35 a.m., with stops at the Cpl. Phillip Charte Memorial the Main Street Bridge and Westlawn Cemetery.
Greenfield - Sunday, May 25: observance, 11 a.m., state park; observance, 11:15 a.m., Greenvale Cemetery; parade, noon, from area of Greenfield Inn; ice cream social, following parade, Meeting House.
 HAMPTON/HAMPTON FALLS/NORTH HAMPTON - Sunday, May 25: fireworks, 9:30 p.m., Hampton Beach, 115 Ocean Blvd.; Monday, May 26: observance, 8 a.m., Hampton Beach Marine War Memorial; parade, 8:45 a.m., Hampton Falls at Weare Common; parade, 10 a.m., North Hampton, followed by observance at library, 237A Atlantic Ave.; parade, 11 a.m., through Hampton, followed by services at High Street Cemetery; refreshments/music, noon-2 p.m., Hampton Academy.. Hancock- Monday, May 26: parade, 2 p.m., from the Elementary School on School Street to the Town Common, Main Street.
HENNIKER - Monday, May 26: parade, 10 a.m., from the Community School; concert and chicken barbecue, after parade, behind Town Hall; photo display, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Henniker Community Center.
HOLLIS - Monday, May 26: assembly, 5:15 p.m., Memorial Park; ceremony, 5:30 p.m., Town Common. 
HOOKSETT - Sunday, May 25: parade, noon, from Riverside Park to the American Legion; Monday, May 26, wreath-laying at cemeteries, beginning at 10:15 a.m. at Holy Rosary Parish Cemetery, 21 Main St.
HUDSON - Monday, May 26: parade, 2 p.m., from Hannaford parking lot to Town Common; ceremony, after parade, Town Common.

LEE - Monday, May 26: parade, 1 p.m., from Town Hall, with ceremonies including cannon and musket fire.
LONDONDERRY - Monday, May 26: parade, 9 a.m., from American Legion Post 27 to Town Common; ceremony, after parade, Town Common; cookout, after ceremony, Legion hall. 
Loudon - Monday, May 26: parade, 9 a.m., from the village.
 Lyndeborough - Sunday, May 25: Mass, 9:30 a.m., United Church; procession, 10:30 a.m., from church to Center Cemetery; observance, after procession, at cemetery; parade, 1 p.m., from Lyndeborough Central School to Memorial Park; observance, after parade, Memorial Park; ceremony, after observance, at railroad tracks.
Manchester - Monday, May 26: Mass, 9 a.m., Old St. Joseph Cemetery, Donald Street; observance, 10:30 a.m., Manchester Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 718 Smyth Road, honoring veterans who died within the past year who had received care at the center; parade, 2 p.m., from Webster Street, along Elm Street, to Veterans Memorial Park, where leaders of veterans groups and U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter will speak; salutes by VFW and American Legion members, during the day, area parks and cemeteries. 
Meredith - Monday, May 26: tour of cemeteries, 8 a.m., starts at the Oakland Cemetery, Meredith Center; parade, 9:50 a.m., from American Legion Post 33, 6 Plymouth St., to the library, 91 Main St.; ceremony, 10 a.m., at the library.
MERRIMACK - Monday, May 26: parade, 11 a.m., from Rite Aid pharmacy on Daniel Webster Highway to Last Rest Cemetery; ceremony, after parade, Last Rest Cemetery.
Milford- Monday, May 26: parade, 10 a.m., from West Street Cemetery, with stops at the Elm Street Bridge, the Milford Oval and the VFW, 1 VFW Way.
MILTON - Monday, May 26: parade, 10 a.m., from American Legion Hall at Dawson and Steeple streets, along White Mountain Highway (Route 125) and back to Legion Hall, with stops for ceremonies at the bridge crossing to Maine and at Milton Veterans Park. Refreshments will be served to children at Milton Elementary School.
NASHUA - Monday, May 26: parade, 10:30 a.m., from Holman Stadium, along Amherst and Main streets, to Nashua City Hall.
New Boston - Friday, May 30: observance, 9 a.m., New Boston Central School.
Northfield/Tilton - Monday, May 26: flag-raising, 8:30 a.m., Northfield Police Department, 138 Park St.; parade, 9 a.m., from Winnisquam Regional High School, through downtown Tilton and across the bridge into Northfield, with stops at veterans monuments along the way.
PETERBOROUGH - Monday, May 26: parade, 8:30 a.m., from Peterborough Community Center, Elm Street, to Memorial Gates, Grove Street.
PLAISTOW - Monday, May 26: parade, 9:45 a.m., from Pollard School to Plaistow Cemetery for a prayer and salute; observance, 10:30 a.m., Town Hall.
Plymouth - Monday, May 26: parade, 10:30 a.m., from National Guard Armory, 7 Armory Road through downtown.
PORTSMOUTH - Monday, May 26: parade, 1 p.m., along Parrott Avenue.
RAYMOND - Monday, May 26: parade, 10 a.m., from Main Street/Harriman Road, along Epping Street to Pine Grove Cemetery and back to town common; 21-gun salute, after parade, town common.
ROCHESTER - Monday, May 26: parade, 10 a.m., from Holy Rosary Church, along North Main Street bridge, to Rochester Common.
RYE - Monday, May 26: parade, 9 a.m., from Veterans Monument to the green at Central Cemetery; ceremony, after parade, Central Cemetery (if it rains, ceremony will be in Rye Congregational Church, 580 Washington Road).
SALEM - Monday, May 26: observance, 10 a.m., Pine Grove Cemetery; parade, after observance, from cemetery to Salem Town Common; ceremony, after parade, town common.
SOMERSWORTH - Monday, May 26: services, 9:10 a.m., Forest Glade Cemetery; services, 9:30 a.m., Greek Orthodox Cemetery; services, 9:50 a.m., St. Martin Cemetery; services, 10:15 a.m., Holy Trinity Cemetery; parade, 11:30 a.m., from American Legion to Memorial Park; ceremonies, after parade, Memorial Park.
STRAFFORD - Monday, May 26: parade, 11:30 a.m., from Beaver Dam Estates to Bow Lake; ceremony, 12:30 p.m., Bow Lake.
Temple - Sunday, June 1: parade, noon, from Old Brick School House to town center for ceremony; observances, after parade, Miller Cemetery and East Cemetery; concert, 2 p.m. .
Tilton - Monday, May 26: coffee social, 10:15 a.m., New Hampshire Veterans Home, 139 Winter St.; ceremony, 11 a.m., New Hampshire Veterans Home. Public is invited.
Wilton- Monday, May 26: parade, 9 a.m., from the VFW Bent-Burke Post 10 through downtown, to war monuments across from Wilton Public and Gregg Free Library; observance, after parade, at library; annual Black Fly Blitz, 5K and celebration, 9 a.m., Bandstand on the Green, Kearsarge Valley Road.

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