Center Harbor honors those who died serving their country
Paityn Shaub, 7 months, is held by her mother, Cassie Sticht of Meredith at Center Harbor's Memorial Day Service on Monday. (DAN SEUFERT/Union Leader Correspondent)
It’s important to remember, Snow-Asher said, that soldiers honored at this Memorial Day service died in service to their town as well as their country.
“They lived here, they loved it here, and they sacrificed themselves for the freedoms we enjoy … and for the beauty of this place,” she said. “We pause to remember, in sadness and in joy, those who fought to make this place a better place.”
Among the blue-uniformed horn players in the band was a young man in black pants and a white shirt, carrying a trumpet. His name is Nicholas Jepsen, and he was marching with his old band mates.
“I have to admit, in school, when we played here, I was bored sometimes and I just kind of went through the motions. Now, serving and being part of the military and knowing all that people do for their country, it means something more, a lot more.”
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