Upper Valley Memorial Day ceremonies 2023

From left, Air Force veteran Henry Dessert, of Lebanon, N.H., Army veteran Kate Van Arman, of Thetford Center, Vt., and Marine veteran Ted Occhi, of Canaan, N.H., visit before the start of the annual Memorial Day parade hosted by American Legion Post 22 in Lebanon, N.H., on May 30, 2022. Dessert served from 1948-54, Van Arman from 1995-2016 and Occhio from 1953-55. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

From left, Air Force veteran Henry Dessert, of Lebanon, N.H., Army veteran Kate Van Arman, of Thetford Center, Vt., and Marine veteran Ted Occhi, of Canaan, N.H., visit before the start of the annual Memorial Day parade hosted by American Legion Post 22 in Lebanon, N.H., on May 30, 2022. Dessert served from 1948-54, Van Arman from 1995-2016 and Occhio from 1953-55. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. Geoff Hansen

Spectators watch the honor guards, veterans, dignitaries, Lebanon High School marching band, classic cars, motorcyclists and Lebanon Fire Department process around Coburn Park during the annual Memorial Day parade hosted by American Legion Post 22 in Lebanon, N.H., on May 30, 2022. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Spectators watch the honor guards, veterans, dignitaries, Lebanon High School marching band, classic cars, motorcyclists and Lebanon Fire Department process around Coburn Park during the annual Memorial Day parade hosted by American Legion Post 22 in Lebanon, N.H., on May 30, 2022. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. Geoff Hansen

Published: 05-27-2023 10:42 AM

SUNDAY (May 28)

Norwich Memorial Day Observance, Picnic and Music: Begins at 11:45 a.m. with honors at the bridge on Beaver Meadow Road. Veterans will then proceed to Fairview Cemetery for honors at Alden Partridge’s grave site. From there, the group will proceed to the Veterans Memorial Area near the flag at Tracy Hall for remarks and honors, concluding with the national anthem. The observance will be followed by the traditional free hot dogs and lemonade picnic on the Green, along with a mini concert of military service music courtesy of the Upper Valley Community Band. 802-296-3123 or norwichpost8@aol.com.

MONDAY (May 29)

Canaan: 9 a.m., Town Common, junction of routes 4 and 118. The Mascoma Valley Regional High School band will perform. Canaan American Legion Post 55 will provide the color guard. 603-523-4501.

Claremont: Memorial Day parade begins at 10 a.m. at Claremont Middle School and ends at Broad Street Park, where a ceremony will take place. 603-542-9222.

Lebanon: Parade begins at 11 a.m. on Hanover Street near Route 120 and Eldridge Street, pauses briefly at the Hanover Street bridge for a service, then continues around Colburn Park before entering the park through the gate near the post office for a ceremony. Open house at Soldiers Memorial Building follows ceremony. Hosted by American Legion Post 22 in Lebanon. 603-448-3429.

Enfield: Parade begins at 11 a.m. on Main Street near the police station (19 Main St.), then goes up Route 4 and stops at the Veterans’ Memorial Park. It will then travel to Oak Grove Cemetery, go back onto Main Street to the bridge by Copeland Block and end back at Whitney Hall. A brief ceremony will be held at each location. psac@enfield.nh.us or 603-632-7501.

Tunbridge: The day begins at 10:30 a.m. at Town Hall (271 Route 110) with a program in celebrating women veterans from Tunbridge. Parade, with “Honoring Our Heroes” theme, starts at 11 a.m., and will be followed by a dedication at the town cemetery and a chicken barbecue to benefit the Tunbridge Volunteer Fire Department. 802-889-3571.

Windsor: Parade begins at 10 a.m. at Windsor School, 127 State St., and ends at Constitution Common where a wreath laying ceremony will take place. The ceremony, hosted by the American Legion, will feature guest speakers. Rain location: school auditorium. 802-674-9967.

Piermont: The parade begins 11 a.m. at the Piermont Church on Church Street and will proceed to the Piermont Veterans Memorial Garden in the South Lawn Cemetery for services. 650-269-3399.

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Perkinsville: Noon, Veterans Memorial Park, Perkinsville Green, Route 106. Hosted by the Weathersfield Veterans Memorial Committee. facebook.com/WeathersfieldVMC.

Muster Day in Hanover: 3 p.m., Hanover Center Parade Grounds, Parade Ground Road. Features Scout Troop 45 replacing flags on graves at Hanover Center Cemetery and speaker Ted Brayman, retired Army chaplain. Rain location: Hanover Center Church. kari.asmus@outlook.com.

TUESDAY (May 30)

Cornish: 10 a.m. Meetinghouse Green, Cornish Stage Road and Route 120, Cornish Flat. Following the service, refreshments will be served. 603-675-5611.

Hartford: Ceremony starts at Maple Street Cemetery off Route 14 at 10:30 a.m., where members of the Hartford Veterans Council will lay a wreath. The group will drive to Town Hall in White River Junction to lay a wreath, before driving across Bridge Street to lay a wreath at Veterans Memorial Park. At 11 a.m., the Bridge Street bridge will be closed and the group will march out to the middle of the bridge to toss a wreath in the river. 603-369-0329.

Thetford: 11 a.m., Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, 5245 Route 5. Ceremony hosted by American Legion Thetford Post 79. n.pero@aol.com.

Fairlee: Noon, Town Common, 75 Town Common Road. Ceremony hosted by American Legion Thetford Post 79. n.pero@aol.com.

Randolph Center: 3 p.m., Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 487 Furnace Road. A short ceremony will take place. 802-828-3379.

WEDNESDAY (May 31)

Hartland: 9 a.m., Hartland Elementary School, 97 Martinsville Road. All welcome to attend assembly presented by Hartland American Legion. 802-436-2255.

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