Ethan Allen Festival of Wreaths

Ethan Allen employees pose with a few wreaths that will be raffled off on Sunday, Nov. 25, in support of Veterans Count.

Wreaths across America coming to Kingston

KINGSTON -- As a registered sponsor for Wreaths across America, the Kingston Veterans Club will be joining volunteers nationwide in honoring service men and women with wreaths of remembrance.

The KVC ceremony will take place Saturday, Dec. 15, at noon, coinciding with the annual laying of wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery.

In honor of the club founders, wreaths will be placed in front of the KVC building.

Then, in honor of the veterans buried in Kingston, wreaths will be placed at the entrance of the Greenwood Cemetery, the Plains Cemetery, the Millstream Cemetery and the Pine Grove Cemetery.

Those wishing to participate or assist are welcome.

To donate and sponsor a wreath for $15, go to http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/, click on "Find a Specific Location" and enter location code NHKVCB.

The KVC is located at 36 Church St., Kingston.

Wreaths across America also coming to Concord

CONCORD -- The Pierce Brigade, the membership organization dedicated to preserving the home and legacy of 14th U.S. President Franklin Pierce, has adopted Old North Cemetery on North State Street as part of Wreaths across America.

Wreaths will be laid on the graves of 147 veterans located in the historic cemetery.

The public is invited to join representatives from each of the military service branches as they place a commemorative wreath at the entrance to the cemetery on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m., rain or shine. The wreath will remain in place until spring.

A color guard made up of members of the 6th New Hampshire Volunteer Historical Association will be in place during the ceremony.

Old North Cemetery is the final resting place of those who served in such conflicts as the American Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil War and the Spanish-American War. It is where Pierce, a brigadier general in the Mexican-American War, is buried.

Wreaths across America was founded in 2007 as a way to expand the annual wreath laying ceremony in Arlington National Cemetery and to support groups across the country wishing to pay tribute to the veterans who have served our nation. The Concord ceremony is being held the same day that wreaths will be laid in Arlington National Cemetery.

Following the wreath-laying, the Pierce Brigade invites the general public to the Pierce Manse at Horseshoe Pond Lane for light refreshments.

The Pierce Manse is located at 14 Horseshoe Pond Land in Concord.

For more information, please visit www.piercemanse.org.

NHVH remembers 77th anniversary of Pearl Harbor

TILTON -- The 77th anniversary of the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor that sparked the United States' entry into World War II will be commemorated in a ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in the Home's town hall auditorium. 

Lakes Region historian Warren Huse will be the main speaker, focusing on what happened on the home front after that “day which will live in infamy” -- the general shock and anger; the surge in enlistments, including large numbers of women; local industries switching to defense production; local Civil Defense efforts; and more. 

The ceremony, which is free and open to the public, will be preceded by a coffee social time at 10:15 a.m.

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