May 28: Manchester VA Medical Center’s Memorial Day Observances

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MANCHESTER, NH — The Manchester VA Medical Center’s Memorial Day observance will be held on May 28, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.  The event will take place on the steps of the Eagle Entrance of the Medical Center, and will be held outdoors, rain or shine.  Veterans who died within the past year will be individually honored as part of the ceremony, and a rose will be presented to a family member who attends the event.

Expected to be in attendance are veterans, loved ones of veterans, Sen. Margaret Hassan, Mayor Joyce Craig, Al Montoya, VA director, Russian Cryptologic Linguist, US Air Force (medically separated) and Kevin Forrest, associate director, Lt. Colonel Army Medical Service Corps Officer (Ret.) Manchester VA Medical Center.  Elaine Beam, Honorary State Regent and Wendy Stanley Jones, State Regent with the Daughters of the American Revolution, Randy Browning, Sergeant First Class,  US Army (Ret.) Officer of the Day, New Hampshire Patriot Guard Riders and Memorial High School Band.


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Honoring America’s Hero’s Welcome Home Game 

Later in the day, at 1 p.m.,  Manchester VA will be at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium for  our annual Honoring America’s Hero’s Welcome Home Game, which is made possible by the NH Fisher Cats and Amoskeag Beverages.   The pre-game ceremony will honor service with first pitches performed from Veterans representing each branch of service, and the National Anthem will be performed by Gabriel Montoya.  Representatives from Manchester VA will stand ready to assist all who served in learning more and/or enrolling for the services and benefits they have earned and deserve.


National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m.

The Manchester VA will also be observing the National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. All citizens, alone or with family and friends, wherever they may be at 3 p.m. are asked to pause for a Moment of reflection and rededication to give something back to our country in memory of our Nation’s fallen. The goal is to put “Memorial” back into Memorial Day.