Sep 9, 2015 5:59 PM
Granite Staters are remembering 9/11 with memorials across NH
CONCORD - Friday marks the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks and cities and towns around the Granite State are commemorating those who died or were affected.
Portsmouth, the city that just received a piece of World Trade wreckage last week, will hold a memorial service Friday in front of City Hall beginning at 8:46 a.m. – the time the first plane flew into the World Trade Center. Senator Ayotte is expected to be in attendance.
American Legion Post 27 in Londonderry will hold a 9/11 observance at 8:46 a.m. Friday morning at the Town Commons. Presidential candidate Jeb Bush will read some of the victim’s names and pay respects. There will also be a public viewing of steel and rubble from the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Gov. Hassan will speak at the Manchester 9/11 remembrance ceremony at Memorial High School. The Mount Calvary Cemetery in Manchester will also host the 100 Nights of Remembrance Friday, which marks the end of the 100 consecutive nights of taps being sounded at the cemetery. The taps sounding begins at 6:30 p.m.
The Currier Museum, which has James Nachtwey’s Stirring Photographs of Ground Zero, Afghanistan and Iraq on display, will be open to the public at no charge all weekend.
In Hudson, residents and officials will meet at Benson Park at 6:30 p.m. to pay respects.
The 10th annual Freedom Walk will take place again in Jackson Friday. At 5 p.m. the public is welcomed to gather at the Jackson Covered Bridge to walk in honor of the victims of 9/11. The first 50 people to arrive at the bridge will receive a flag and a candle of hope to carry. To register for the Freedom Walk, call the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce.
At the Cathedral of the Pines in Rindge, the names of the victims will be read beginning of 8:45 a.m.
The 100 Nights of Remembrance will take place in Boscawen Friday night also. It will take place at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery.
The residents of the New Hampshire Veterans Home will also commemorate the 9/11 attacks at a Patriot Day ceremony on Friday at the home. The event will take place in the Home’s Town Hall and will include video tributes, readings and more. The event is free and welcome to the public. For more information visit www.nh.gov/veterans.
All of these events will pay tribute to the 2,977 civilians and emergency personnel workers who died in the attack.