Memorial Day Events Planned in Area Communities


May 28 – Remembrance Day parades and ceremonies are planned in a number of local communities. They understand:

Dublin: A Memorial Day parade will start at 11:15 a.m. Monday, forming in the parking lot of Yankee Publishing. Refreshments will then be served at the Dublin Community Centre. At 1:00 p.m., the dedication of the Korean and Vietnam War plaques will take place at City Hall.

Jaffrey: At 7:30 a.m. Monday, honor guards and troops from John Humiston American Legion Post 11 and Jaffrey Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5613 will visit cemeteries across the city, where prayers will be offered and taps played, and veterans will be greeted. The parade will form up in the Blake Street parking lot at 10:30 a.m. and descend at 10:45 a.m. The parade will travel to the Civil War Memorial in front of the library, the Korean-Vietnamese Memorial Park and the Buddy Monument on the township, where a ceremony will take place. The flag will be raised at noon and the speaker is retired Lt. Col. Roy S. Lombardo Jr. The event is hosted by the City of Jaffrey, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5613 and John Humiston American Legion Post 11. Alumni fighters who would prefer to ride can contact Marc Tieger at 603-532-8765.

Keene: The Memorial Day Parade begins at 10 a.m. Monday on Gilbo Avenue and continues down Main Street, then Washington Street, ending at the Keene Recreation Center monument, where a ceremony will be held. The event is organized by the Keene Veterans Council.

Peterborough: The event begins Monday at 8:45 a.m. at Memorial Gates on Grove Street, next to City Hall. Ed Lowy should play tap, Mark Briggs sing the national anthem and the American Heritage Girls sing. Also participating are the United States Navy Cadet Corps Monadnock Squadron and the New Hampshire Sixth Volunteers.

Rindge: Memorial Day services will be held at Pine Cathedral Monday at 10 a.m.

Swanzey: The Memorial Day Parade will begin at 2pm Monday at Cutler School, followed by a ceremony outside the Veterans Monument in West Swanzey. A team will render the honors while a wreath is placed on the monument. The Monadnock Regional High School Band will play a concert of patriotic music, which will also feature Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Civil Air Patrol Cadets and Scouts. A lunch reception prepared by members of West Swanzey Community Church will follow the ceremony in the church social hall. The event is hosted by American Legion Post 84 in Swanzey.

Troy: A parade and ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Troy Common.

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