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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Nashua, NH Celebrated Veterans Day

Last Saturday was Veterans Day and the City of Nashua, NH held its annual Veterans Day parade which, although sparsely attended, was a wonderful tribute. Various school marching bands and civic organizations participated in the parade on Main St.
This date is an official U.S. public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
In 1918, the hostilities of WW I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. The U.S. previously observed this date as Armistice Day. In 1954, it was renamed to Veterans Day.


It coincides with holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other countries to mark the anniversary of the end of WW I.
Memorial Day celebrated in May honors those who died while in military service. Armed Forces Day, also occurs in May, and honors those currently serving in the U.S. military. Every parade we've attended has always ended with emergency response vehicles.
Although the weather last weekend was windy and cold, we proudly celebrated. Grenville is a U.S. Navy veteran.
Where there observances/celebrations in your city/town as well?

9 comments:

Sandra said...

love the first two photos of soldiers then and now and I like the 11 11 11 and calling it Armistice day, I like that better than veterans day

Connie said...

Great pictures of the parade participants. Looks like it was a pretty day for a parade.

Doris said...

High School marching bands....Ellen would have loved it!

William Kendall said...

Quite a parade!

Here is the country's focal point for November 11th, but the occasion is marked all through Canada.

Michelle said...

Looks like a wonderful celebration!!

Emma Springfield said...

Our little town is too small. Other towns in the area had parades and other festivities.

diane b said...

Everyone loves a parade. Well done Grenville. We have parades on remembrance day and the town is strewn with poppies.

My name is Erika. said...

Wow-that's a great parade. I know there are some parades around the state but since we don't have one in my little town, I have never been to one. It's a great way to honor those who serve. :) And since I've only recently met you, I donated a kidney to my husband. He was on dialysis for a little over 2 years due to a rare autoimmune disease that wrecked his kidneys, and I was a match, and passed all the pre-donation health tests, I would donate. It helped him and me because now we have our life back and wee aren't tied to dialysis. It was a win-win situation. Hugs-Erika

Anvilcloud said...

Good for the town and for you two. With the weather being what it was, I totally chickened out here.

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