Memorial Day Events

For many Americans, Memorial Day weekend entails grilling out, having beach parties and beginning the summer vacation season, but for many it is a seldom reminder of the sacrifices of the men and women that have served the armed forces. We remember these men and women by decorating their graves with wreaths, holding parades in their honor and rendering military customs and courtesies. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Kirby Turbak)


Members of American Legion Post 46 of Conway will hold their annual wreath-laying ceremony at the Conway Veterans Honor Roll outside of the Kennett Middle School with a rifle salute and taps.

The Lovell/Fryeburg VFW Post 6783 will start their memorial day commemorations in Lovell Village at 11am at the Memorial Monument at Lovell Veterans Park next to the Library on Route 5. Members will then travel to Fryeburg to assemble at the Legion Hall on Bradley Street for a 1:00 parade. All are welcome.

The VFW and American Legion Post 95 will be holding a procession in Bartlett village today at 11:30 from near the ball field to Fred Hodgkins Veterans Park at the Josiah Bartlett Elementary School. Also in Bartlett, a luncheon will be served by the Francis P. Murphy VFW 5386 Post auxiliary to veterans and their immediate families. A general public luncheon will happen at the Bartlett Congregational Church at 11:30.

Ossipee’s Memorial Day observances will be at the town hall in Center Ossipee starting at 10 this morning. Following that, refreshments will be available in the town hall and there will be a display of Memorial Day photo mosaics created by the students of Ossipee Central School.

Mindful Memorial Day is happening in Tamworth Village today from 10:00 until noon. The seated meditation, walking meditation, and yoga event is sponsored by the Tamworth Veterans Committee to honor the fallen. It will feature refreshments, yellow ribbons, meditation instruction, a flag raising, and yoga at the Tamworth Townhouse afterwards. For more information call (603) 323-2348.

Jackson Town Offices are closed today in observance of Memorial Day. A small parade will also be held in Jackson Village starting at 9:30 at J-Town Deli and ending at the Jackson Village Cemetery.

Moultonborough’s town offices and transfer station are closed in observance of Memorial Day. Moultonborough’s Parade will be happening at 10am from Blake Road to the Moultonborough Town Hall.