Veterans Day observances

  • Veterans Day in Peterborough 2018. Staff Photo By MEGHAN PIERCE

  • Veterans Day in Peterborough 2018. —Staff Photo By MEGHAN PIERCE

  • Veterans Day in Peterborough 2018. —Staff Photo By MEGHAN PIERCE

  • Veterans Day in Peterborough 2018. —Staff Photo By MEGHAN PIERCE

  • Veterans Day in Peterborough 2018. —Staff Photo By MEGHAN PIERCE

  • Veterans Day in Peterborough 2018. —Staff Photo By MEGHAN PIERCE

  • Veterans Day in Peterborough 2018. —Staff Photo By MEGHAN PIERCE

  • Veterans Day in Peterborough 2018. —Staff Photo By MEGHAN PIERCE

Published: 11/6/2019 1:46:18 PM

Jaffrey: The John Humiston Post #11 American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5613 and the town of Jaffrey plan to hold their observance of Veterans Day on Monday at 11 .m. The parade is to assemble at Jaffrey’s Blake Street parking lot at 10:15 a.m. and step off at 10:30 a.m., and march to the Town Common. There a prayer will be offered, a wreath laid, an address delivered by Vietnam Army Veteran Russell Robertson and the National Anthem will be played. Veterans who have served and those who are still serving their country are invited to march. At noon, a free screening of the film of the WWI documentary “They Shall Not Grow Old” is being held at the Jaffrey Woman’s Club, 33 Main Street, by the Park Theater. For more information call Marc Tieger at (603) 532-8765.

Lyndeborough: The Veterans Day remembrance ceremony is planned to be held at Lyndeborough Center by the Old Town Hall on Monday at 11 a.m. The Lafayette Artillery Company will fire three shots from its historic 1844 brass cannon to salute veterans past, present and future. Refreshments will be served afterward in the Old Town Hall and all are welcome.

Peterborough: The Remembrance Service will be held at All Saints Church on Concord Street at 9 a.m. The Reverend Jamie Hamilton of All Saints will be giving the homily. The Cheney-Armstrong Auxiliary will serve coffee and donuts following the service. At 10:30 a.m. the parade participants will muster at Veterans Way (next to Maggie’s). Step-off is at 10:40 a.m. The parade will include American Legion Cheney-Armstrong Post 5 NH of Peterborough, other Veterans (uniforms not required), the South Meadow Middle School Band under the direction of Ed Lowy, the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets, Girl Scouts, and Boy Scouts. They will march up Main Street, up the stairs in front of the Town House, and into the main hall (Please note: If not marching, please be seated in the Upper Hall of the Town House by 10:45 a.m.). The guest speaker will be USCG Admiral Dale Gabel (ret.) of Dublin.

Rindge: The Cathedral of the Pines will hold its annual Veteran’s Day Service on Monday, Nov. 11, at 10:45 a.m. The service held in honor of Armistice Day and to honor all Veterans will include: The Rindge Veterans Association Honor and Color Guard, music by Robert Pettegrew – Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees, reading of “In Flanders Field” by Trustee Gretchen Ziegler, and the playing of “Taps” by David Pipitone. The Invocation and Benediction will be presented by Rev. Kathleene Card – Trustee. A special presentation of a Purple Heart will be made by Mark Wisan. The Purple Heart belonged to Mr. Wisan’s uncle, Milton Wisan. Milton Wisan was a tank gunner during World War II. He was injured in the first wave of the campaign for North Africa. Light refreshments will be served after the program.

Francestown: The Veterans Day parade is planned to begin at the Town Hall at 11 a.m. on Monday. All veterans are invited to assemble at 10:30 a.m. to march in the parade. the parade will march to Memorial Rock by the Old Meeting House there will be a prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance and laying of the memorial wreath. Following the ceremonies, there will be a luncheon buffet at the Francestown Town Hall.


Dublin: Dublin Christian Academy’s elementary classes invite all veterans and currently serving members of the armed forces and their families to join them for a morning of honor at the academy on Friday, Nov. 15 at 9:45 a.m. Sixth grader Nate Johnson, of Greenfield, explained that the students want to honor veterans “because they almost sacrificed their lives for us, and those that die deserve to be honored.” After their guests enjoy coffee and pastries, students will welcome the veterans and their families to their classrooms to share their stories and greet the students and staff. At 11 a.m. the students will present their program. Following the presentation, attendees are invited to lunch at 11:30. Please RSVP online at or by calling the school at 603-563-8505.

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