Memorial Day 2019: Parade time, ceremony and other regional events

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Memorial Day weekend is a time for family, fun and, most importantly, remembering those who served.

In Manchester, the annual Memorial Day Parade is set for Monday, May 27. The Manchester Veterans Council will again host the parade, which will kick-off at 2 p.m., beginning at Webster and Elm Street and moves south to Veterans Memorial Park, followed by a ceremony in Veterans Park immediately following the parade.

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May 27 Memorial Day Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park Manchester:

Master of Ceremonies, Tim Searles MVC Parade Chairman
Pledge of Allegiance
Invocation, Bill Morin MVC Chaplain
Welcome., Dan Beliveau MVC Commander
Speaker, Mayor Joyce Craig
Speaker, Emil Ouellette AL Dept of NH Commander
Speaker, Maggie Hassan U.S. Senator
Speaker, Jeanne Shaheen U.S. Senator
Speaker, Lou D’Allesandro State Senator


U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, left, and Mayor Joyce Craig, march in the 2018 Memorial Day Parade. Photo/Stacy Harrison

Placing of the City Wreath, Mayor Joyce Craig & Emil Ouellette CDR NH American Legion
Firing of the Volley., Sweeney Post 2
Taps, Central High School
National Anthem, Central High School
Benediction, Bill Morin MVC Chaplain

Final Remarks, Dan Beliveau MVC Commander

Grand Marshall Division

Assembly area North Elm and Webster Streets

Manchester Police Department., Cruiser
Color Guard, US, POW, NH, AL Dept NH, American Legion Dept of NH
Parade Chairman, Tim Searles MVC Sr. Vice Commander
Veterans Counsel Commander, Dan Beliveau MVC Commander
Grand Marshall, Emil Ouellette riding in 1926 Packard
Officer of the Day, Norm Gravel Post 2 Commander
Mayor, City of Manchester, Honorable Joyce Craig
Board of Aldermen, City of Manchester
Dignitaries, Lou D’Allesandro, Maggie Hassan, Jeanne Shaheen
Gold Star Mothers

1st Division
Division Assembly Area
North Elm Street and Appleton Street

Division Coordinator, Dan Beliveau
Southside Middle School, Band
American Legion Post Colors lined up by number, Post Color Guards
American Legion Mass Formation, All AL Members
Parkside Middle School, Band
American Legion Post 43, 1 Vehicle
American Legion Post 2, 2 Vehicles
American Legion Riders Chapters 16,37,43,51,98, Motorcycle Association
VFW Post and Auxiliary Post 8214, Commander Dan Beliveau

Manchester DAV, Commander Thomas Clough
West High School Band

Southside Middle School Band, 2018. Photo/Stacy Harrison

2nd Division
Division Assembly Area

North Elm Street and halfway between Monroe and Waldo street
Division Coordinator, Tom Clough
Southside Middle School Band
Army Reserve 167th CSSB, Vehicle and Soldiers
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 41, Marchers and vehicles
Mclaughlin Middle School Band
Korean War Veterans, Al Heidenreich
CWV, Follow Car
Last minute walk-ins
Blue Star Mothers
Memorial High School Band

Photo/Stacy Harrison

3rd Division
Division Assembly Area
North Elm Street and Clarke Street

Division Coordinator, Sam Coldwell
Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains
Girl Scout Troops 12263, 10920, 10405,10720
Boy Scouts of the Daniel Webster Council
Boy Scout Troop 110, 106

Cub Scout Pack 101, 104 Marchers
Hillside Middle School Band
WWII Re-enactors
Military Vehicles
Last minute walk-ins
DAR – Walkers and 2 Vehicles
Last minute vehicles
Central High School Band
NH Horse Guard, Dick Moody and Riders

Parade Chairman, Tim Searles MVC Sr. Vice CDR
Officer of the Day, Norm Gravel
Manchester Veterans Council Commander, Dan Beliveau
Chief Coordinator (line up), Tim Searles
Assembly Time, 1:30 p.m.
Step off time, 2 p.m.


Memorial Day Hometown Parade
Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 1 p.m.
Parade route: Parade starts at Bedford High School’s driveway, goes down to County Road and up to Liberty Hill Road, and ends at McKelvie Intermediate School.
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Memorial Day Parade
Sunday, May 26 at 12 p.m.
Parade route: The parade begins at noon in Lambert’s Park and will conclude at the Merrill-Follansbee Post on Riverside Street at 1 p.m. A wreath-laying ceremony will take place after the parade.
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Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27, 2019 at 9 a.m.
Parade route: Parade starts along Main Street and Pleasant Street to Main Street and Franklin Street and Franklin Street and North State Street to North State Street and Capitol Street. The parade then marches south on North State Street to the Statehouse plaza for a closing ceremony.
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Boy Scouts traditionally have decorated the graves of war veterans on Memorial Day. FILE PHOTO/Carol Robidoux


Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27, 2019 at 11 a.m.
Parade route: Parade begins at Hood Commons on Crystal Avenue then takes a left onto East Broadway and will end at MacGregor Park (next to the Derry Public Library) where a ceremony and observances will take place.
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Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27, 2019 at 10 a.m.
Parade route: The parade starts at the high school on Mammoth Road and goes to Glenwood Cemetery and then returns to the Town Common. Ceremonies will be held at both the cemetery and the common.
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Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.
Parade route: Parade starts from Holman Stadium on Amherst Street and continues to City Hall on Main Street and ends at Elm Street Middle School in Nashua.
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On Thursday May 30 (traditional Memorial Day observance) a Memorial Day Ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. (rain or shine) at the NH Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, in Boscawen

Seating is limited so attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair for your comfort. The ceremony normally runs for one hour. Plan to arrive about 10:30 a.m. to avoid traffic back-up and time to park and walk to location of the ceremony

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