Plenty planned in region on Memorial Day
Here is a roundup of Memorial Day observances and events planned around Greater Nashua, in alphabetical order by town:
The town ceremony will be at 9 a.m. Monday at Town Hall.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the American Legion Post on River Street. At 2 p.m., a parade will step off on Main Street, followed by a band concert at the Post home.
A parade is scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday beginning at the Hollis Lower Elementary School parking lot.
Assembly for Monday’s parade is at 1 p.m. at the Hudson Mall on Derry Street. Step-off is at 2 p.m. The parade will proceed to Library Park. The grand marshal is Fire Chief Shawn Murray, and the guest speaker is Selectman William Cole. Afterward, the group will reassemble and march to the American Legion.
A parade will start at 10 a.m. Monday, and everyone is asked to meet in the middle school’s parking lot off Pinecrest Drive. The parade will go to the Old Town Hall, at which there will be a short program with the Campbell High School chorus performing. Police Chief Tom Iverson will lead the parade. There will be light refreshments afterward and a doll carriage and bicycle wagon parade for the children. Kids can decorate their bikes and carriages with red, white and blue. Prizes will be awarded.
Services will be at the Center Church at 9:30 a.m. today. The Lafayette Artillery Company will attend. Immediately following services, the Artillery will conduct ceremonies in the Center and South cemeteries.
At 1 p.m., a parade will step off from Central School, proceed to the war memorials by the library for services and return to the village common for a program. Black River Fife and Drum will provide music.
The Merrimack American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold a parade beginning at 11 a.m. Monday.
The parade will begin at the Rite Aid parking lot on Daniel Webster Highway, travel to the Last Rest Cemetery on Baboosic Lake Road, then go to the American Legion parking lot on Baboosic Lake Road.
A wreath-laying ceremony will take place at Riverside Cemetery at 8 a.m. Monday, followed by visits to the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial at Wadleigh Memorial Library, the World War I Memorial on the Oval, the World War II Memorial at Veterans Park, the Korean War Memorial on Elm Street, Ricciardi Hartshorn Park on Union Street and the American Legion Post.
Services will be held at the West Street Cemetery at 10 a.m., followed by a parade down Elm Street to the Oval.
A parade dedicated to World War II veterans will be held downtown Monday. The parade will form at Holman Stadium at 9:45 a.m. and step off at 10:30 a.m. There will be six divisions with six marching bands.
In the event of inclement weather, a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. in the function hall of Veterans Foreign Wars Post 483, 2 Quincy St.
Food will be available after the parade at the VFW for all participating units. Soda and chips will be available at end of parade for younger participants at the Edmund M. Keefe Auditorium entrance of Elm Street Junior High School.
A parade will form at the American Legion Post home on Maple Street at 9 a.m. Monday and proceed by the usual route to the war memorials at the end of Main Street for ceremonies. The speaker will be George Leel Jr.