September 05. 2018 11:34PM

NH Veterans Home hosts 9/11 ceremony

TILTON — Residents of the New Hampshire Veterans Home will mark the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America at a public Patriot Day ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the home.

The event, set for 11 a.m. in the home’s town hall, will include video tributes, readings and the playing of taps for the nearly 3,000 people killed in the attacks that targeted the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

The speaker will be David Meaney Sr. of Atkinson, past state commander of The American Legion Department of New Hampshire.

A relic of that horrific day, a piece of a heat-twisted steel beam that was once part of one of the fallen towers, will be on display.

The memento is on loan from the Goffstown Fire Department, one of the many fire departments around the country that received pieces of the towers for memorials.

The event is free and the public is welcome.

The home is located at 139 Winter St., Tilton.