Observances, closings set for Veterans Day
Several local communities are hosting events Thursday in observance of Veterans Day.
– In Nashua, the Veterans Day parade will form at Holman Stadium at 9:45 a.m. and start at 10:30 a.m. There will be six divisions with six marching bands, and the route will go down Amherst Street to Main Street and disband at Elm Street Junior High School.
– In Milford, the parade will step off from American Legion Post 23 on Cottage Street at 10:30 a.m.
The route will go by the town’s Korean War Memorial, World War II Memorial and World War I Memorial, and conclude at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4368. The Milford High School band will provide music.
– In Hudson, the Veterans of Foreign Wars is holding a service at its post at 15 Bockes Road. The 7 p.m. ceremony will include a guest speaker and music by Alvirne High School’s B Naturals.
– In Hollis, the Anna Keyes Powers chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Post 11373 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will host a service commemorating Veterans Day at 11 a.m. in the Congregational Church of Hollis. The ceremony is open to the public, and refreshments will be served.
– In Lyndeborough, the Lafayette Artillery Company will honor local veteransat 11 a.m., with the firing of the group’s 1844 cannon by the Town Hall in Lyndeborough Center. Members of the public, especially veterans, are invited to attend.
– At the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, a ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. to honor veterans and dedicate a new historic walkway. Twenty granite monuments are positioned along the walkway, each of which features information on a significant event in New Hampshire’s military history, from the establishment of the state’s militia in 1680 to the names of the 59 New Hampshire veterans who have received the Medal of Honor.