The Amherst Memorial Day Committee invites you to participate in our Amherst Memorial Day Sunset Village Parade and Observance.
“Songs and Dances” is the title of the spring concert presented by the Nashua Chamber Orchestra, June 3rd at Nashua Community College and June 4th at Milford Town Hall.
We Remember: Memorial Day Observance, 6:00pm May 26
AMHERST – In small villages throughout New Hampshire, communities gather to observe Memorial Day. Honoring the ultimate sacrifice by men and women in service to their country is a ritual full of meaning.
This May, Girls Scouts and Cub Scouts will quietly march to cemeteries placing wreaths on the graves of veterans and listening as older students play taps and a military color guard of veterans gives a twenty-one gun salute.
In Amherst which holds its observance in the early evening as the sun begins to set, the young children will walk past historic homes flying the American flag, their elementary school, the white steepled church, the town hall with its historic burial ground, and finally they will gather just down the street from the town cemetery, on the town common to listen to speeches. The air will be fragrant with the delicious scent of lilacs and the moment heavy with reminiscence.
I’ve observed many Memorial Days, watching the color guard, listening to taps. This year I will stand with the parents of young servicemen and women who are still deployed in a combat area. All eyes will be on the raising of the American flag as it snaps in the evening breeze over one small New Hampshire town in “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” Forever may it wave proudly.
Dignitaries will assemble at 5:30pm on Middle Street between the 2 large commons. 6:00pm STEP OFF – 7:00PM Post Parade Ceremonies
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