Nashua Veterans Day parade to be held Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021

Nashua Veterans Day Parade – Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021

The Nashua Veterans Day Parade will proceed per usual this year, on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. The Parade Committee has released the following information.

All officers, enlisted men and women of the Armed Forces of the United States are cordially invited to participate in the parade.

General Order #1

The parade formation will form at Holman Stadium, 67 Amherst St., at 10:15 am and move promptly at 11:11 am. The line of March will proceed east on Amherst Street, to Main Street, to Lake Street, and finally, disband at Elm Street Middle School, where the units will be dismissed.

Speaker of the day will be Ed Lecius.

General Order #2

The parade roster will include:

Vanguard:

  • Nashua Police Department Motorcycles
  • Nashua Police Department Color Guard
  • Nashua Fire Rescue Color Guard

Nashua High School North band

Grand Marshall – Herb Bennett

President of the Day – Priscille Barbera

Gold Star Mothers

Mayor /Board of Alderman

Nashua School Board

City Officials

Battery B troops

1st Division:

American Legion Post #3. Band: Bishop Guertin High School

  • American Legion Post # 3 Banner
  • American Legion Post # 3 Commander – John York
  • American Legion Post # 3 Members
  • Sons of the American Legion Sq. 3 Commander – William Tennant
  • American Legion Unit 3 Ladies Aux. President – Harriet Lemery
  • Legion and Auxiliary Members
  • Cars with members Post# 3

Korean War Jeep – Bill Barrett

2nd Division:

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 7. Band: Elm Street Middle School

  • DAV Chapter 7 Colors – Carried by the Civil Air Patrol
  • DAV Chapter 7 Commander – Paul Boore
  • DAV Unit #7 Auxiliary Commander – Jeanne Gideon
  • DAV Chapter 7 Members & Auxiliary
  • DAV Van and Auxiliary Cars

Civil Air Patrol

Civil Air Patrol Cadets

Civil Air Patrol Cadets Van

3rd Division:

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 483, Nashua. Band: Nashua High School South

  • USAF Junior ROTC – Col. Kevin Grady
  • Chief Bruce Kimball
  • Jr. ROTC Cadets
  • VFW Post 483 Color Guard
  • Commander Post 483 –Robert Anderson
  • VFW Post 483 Auxiliary President – Diane Ordway
  • VFW Post 483 Post Members
  • VFW Post 483 Auxiliary Members
  • Commander’s Car
  • Cars with members

4th Division:

Fraternal Organization – Elks Lodge 720. Band: Pennichuck Middle School

  • Elks Lodge 720 Colors
  • Exalted Ruler Kelly Dorgan Cote
  • Elks 720 – Members
  • Nashua Emblem Club 170
  • Rising Sun Lodge 39 Masons
  • Odd Fellows Lodge

5th Division:

General Organization. Band: Fairgrounds Middle School

  • 1st NH Regiment – Steve Rogers
  • Rhythmic Revolutions baton twirlers
  • Royal American Beauty
  • Salvation Army
  • Gate City Bike Coop
  • Heritage Baptist Church – Richard Coragan
  • 5 Star Towing / Flags
  • Vehicles, old and new
  • Nashua Humane Society

6th Division:

Girl Scouts / Brownies

7th Division:

Explorers / Boy Scouts of America / Cub Scouts

8th Division:

City of Nashua patrons:

  • Infant Jesus School, Grades 3-6, Students, Teachers and Parents
  • American Cancer Society Relay for Life
  • Nashua Library Peacocks
  • Prince of Peace Assembly
  • Boys and Girls Club of Nashua and Van
  • Salvation Army Canteen
  • AARP #622 Vans
  • American Medical Response (AME)
  • Nashua Police Department Flatfoot Van
  • P.A.L Van and Members
  • Nashua Transit Authority
  • Red Cross Vehicles
  • Fire Trucks
  • Nashua Police Cruiser

Before the parade

Local cemetery services: Meet at Nashua City Hall, 229 Main Street, at  8 am.

WW1 City Hall
Korean War City Hall
Deschenes Oval Railroad Square
Soldiers & Sailors Monument Main & Concord (Civil War)
Vietnam War Memorial Park (Ledge St)

 

After the Parade

The American Legion Post # 3 Nashua will provide refreshments to parade participants at Elm Street Middle School, 117 Elm Street.

Inclement weather

In the event of inclement weather, a Memorial Service will be held at Elm Street Middle School, 117 Elm Street.

Other notes

Next event will be Pearl Harbor Day, Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 9 am. Our Honored Members will will toss a wreath into the river. All are welcome!

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, contact Paul Boore, Chairman, Nashua Veterans Parade Committee, at 603-554-7527or email him at nhpaul51@aol.com.

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