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Ceremony to name bridge for fallen Marine set for Memorial Day in Derry


DERRY — Gov. Maggie Hassan is scheduled to speak as the Town of Derry pays tribute to fallen Marine Michael Geary on Memorial Day by formally naming a bridge after him.

The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. at the bridge on Route 102, just west of the Marion Gerish Community Center.

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While on patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Geary was killed in combat on Dec. 8, 2010. Geary was a member of the 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, based at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
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Geary grew up in Derry and graduated from Pinkerton Academy in 2009.

hmcgee@newstote.com
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