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Veterans Day Events planned


November 09. 2017 9:30PM

An American flag flies during a Veterans Day ceremony last year at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. (Union Leader file)



NH Veterans Home

The New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton is hosting a Veterans Day ceremony today at 11 a.m.

It will be preceded by a coffee social at 10:15 a.m. at the NHVH Town Hall, 139 Winter St.

NH Veterans Cemetery

On Saturday, the New Hampshire Disabled American Veterans and staff of the State Veterans Cemetery are holding a Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Boscawen cemetery.

The ceremony usually runs for an hour at the cemetery at 110 Daniel Webster Highway.

Seating is limited, so participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and plan to arrive about 10:30 a.m. to allow time to park.

Manchester parade

The largest Veterans Day parade in New Hampshire steps off at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Manchester.

The parade begins at Salmon and Elm streets before pausing at 11 a.m. in front of City Hall for a performance of Taps. The parade concludes at Veterans Memorial Park, where a short ceremony will be held. The parade is organized by the Manchester Veterans Council.

Elm Street from Webster to Granite streets will be closed at 10:15 a.m. due to the parade.

Additionally, eastbound traffic on the Amoskeag Bridge will be diverted to Canal Street and the eastbound span of the Bridge Street Bridge will be closed; westbound traffic on both bridges will not be possible during the parade.

Drivers wishing to cross the Merrimack River are urged to use the Queen City Bridge or the Granite Street Bridge.

All roads will reopen once the Veterans Day events have concluded.

Manchester City Hall will be closed today in observance of the holiday.


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