Manchester World War II Memorial Ground Breaking Ceremony - Monday, May 25, 2009

On Monday, May 25th, 2009, The Manchester World War II Memorial Committee in conjunction with the Manchester Veterans Council will be holding the ground breaking ceremony for the Manchester World War II Memorial that will be built in the city’s Veterans Memorial Park.

 

The ceremony will begin at 3:30 pm in Veterans Memorial Park at the site where the Memorial will be erected. The park is located on Elm Street between Merrimack and Central Streets. The ground breaking will follow the Manchester Veterans Council’s Memorial Day Parade which steps off at 2:00 pm. The parade route is Elm Street from Webster to Central Streets.

 

It’s been over a half century since Manchester has had a memorial honoring its over 12,300 sons and daughters who served in the armed forces during World War II. Dedication of the Memorial will take place at 1:00 on August 23rd.

 

The Manchester World War II Memorial Committee and The Manchester Veterans Council invite all veterans especially World War II veterans, their families, veterans organizations, people from all around the State and visitors to New Hampshire to attend this long awaited and historic event.

 

Please direct any questions to: Gene Mackie, Director of Publicity, Manchester World War II Memorial Committee at 603-391-7920 or gmackie@manchesternh.gov