November 24, 2020

Veterans Day ceremonies take on different look, still hold same meaning

The Veterans Day ceremony at Veterans Park in Manchester was different but still held all the dignity and honor that is due to the men and women who have served the nation. The ceremony in Manchester was just one of many held in the state, large and small.

All of them spoke about the sacrifice veterans have made and the security that they have helped provide.

There was no parade in Manchester or Nashua to keep crowds down. Several small ceremonies were held in Nashua at different military markers.

“I’m thinking about the veterans and thanking them for their service and remembering the ones who never made it home,” WWII veteran Richard Mohrmann said.

The largest ceremony at the State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen was closed to the public and livestreamed on Facebook. One speaker remarked that it is important to reach out to veterans who may be feeling more isolated than ever now.

“Call them, email them, IM them, text them, reach out online no matter how. Keep communicating,” said Andy Patterson from Disabled American Veterans of New Hampshire.

Veterans have built the bedrock of our freedom and we are grateful for the ground on which we stand.

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