UPDATE Nov. 10: Parade cancelled due to bad weather forecast Wednesday, according to a post on Mayor Ted Gastsas’ Facebook page.
We’ll update you if there is news about rescheduling.
MANCHESTER, NH — The annual Veterans Day Parade will be held on Nov. 11, 2015 at 10:30 a.m., a time for the community to honor our veterans. Since it’s a day off from school, it doubles as a great teachable moment — bring the kids downtown so they can have a chance to see our local veterans and, hopefully, thank a veteran (or two) for his or her service.
The public should be aware that the parade will temporarily close Elm Street from Webster Street to Granite Street at 10:15 a.m. and motorists should avoid the area of Elm Street for a period before and after the scheduled parade.
The closure of Elm Street will cause traffic delays on streets adjacent and parallel to Elm Street. 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.
Motorists wishing to cross the Merrimack River are urged to use the Queen City Bridge or the Granite Street Bridge.
If you are a veteran, check for a list of free and discounted services for Veterans through the Millitary Benefits site, which doesn’t seem to include any NH-specific discounts.
However, if you own a local business or know of one offering discounts to veterans on Veterans Day, add it to the comments field below the story, or email information to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add it to this story. We know there are quite few of you providing discounts on meals, coffee, haircuts, etc.
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