Town across NH set to hold 9/11 memorial events
Many towns across the granite state are scheduled to hold remembrance events for the 16th anniversary of 9/11.
Governor Chris Sununu has directed that all public buildings and grounds fly their flags at half-staff on Monday September 11, 2017.
Remembering the September 11th terror attacks Governor Sununu said, "The horrific events that unfolded on September 11th, 2001 are always going to fill our hearts with deep sadness for the senseless loss of life. I encourage everyone to come together and remember the actions of our nation’s first responders who heroically put their lives on the line to save others, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect their fellow Americans.”
Also holding a remembrance event is the Bakersville Elementary School, where Senator Maggie Hassan and Mayor Ted Gatsas are scheduled to attend. The event will be at the Bakersville Elementary School on 20 Elm St., Manchester at 9:30 a.m.
In the Portsmouth area, locals are invited to attend an honoring ceremony at 8:46 a.m. in front of the Police Headquarters/Portsmouth City Hall. Scheduled to speak at the event is Portsmouth Chief of Police Robert Merner, who was at Ground Zero in New York within hours of the attack, and worked for many days at the crime scene.
Veterans in Tilton are holding a Patriot Day ceremony including video tributes, readings and the playing of “Taps” for the 2,977 people killed in the attacks that targeted the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The event is set for 11:00 a.m. at the Home’s Town Hall.
In Hudson the public is invited to the 911 Memorial in Benson's Park where a 16th anniversary memorial service is set for 6:30 p.m.
Also joining in remembrance on Monday is Boy Scout Troop 24 of Weare. They will be holding a dedication ceremony for a new tree that will replace one that died at the 9/11 memorial years prior. The ceremony will take place next to the American Legion at 12 N Stark Hwy, Weare, NH.
Community observances in North Conway and Jackson are scheduled to honor the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 by hosting a ceremony of remembrance. Army veteran and retired school administrator Steve Woodcock will conduct the annual 9/11 Memorial Service in North Conway's Schouler Park, which set to begin promptly at 8:46 a.m.