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Nov 11, 2016 4:34 PM

Vets get 'spectacular honor and tribute' at NH State Veterans Cemetery

BOSCAWEN - New Hampshire paid respect to all the veterans who call the Granite State home on Friday.

“What a spectacular honor and tribute to veterans here in New Hampshire and their families,” retired veteran Bob Selieg said.

Many communities held parades and ceremonies to thank the men and woman who served in the military. There was a moving tribute at the N.H. State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, too.

“If you’re retired military and from New Hampshire, you got to be here,” Selieg said.

That feeling was expressed by so many who have served our country.

“It’s like the spirits are speaking, the winds died down, the sun came out and warmed people up enough and it’s wasn’t too cold,” Mike Horn, director of the Veterans Cemetery, said.

Hundreds of people gathered to remember someone special that they lost.

“I stopped by this morning to visit my father-in-law’s stone to thank him,” Horn said. “It’s just a great, great place to be. I wouldn’t want to be any place else.”

Each year, the event gets a little bit bigger - and the stories told by other service members are even more powerful.

“There’s a lot of good men who paid their lives for this country and it’s great to be here today to represent some of them,” retired veteran Moe Desrosiers said.

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