2014 MEMORIAL DAY COMMEMORATIONPosted May 13, 2014
The Town of Gilford will again be observing the Memorial Day holiday with a parade and commemoration honoring all United States veterans that made the ultimate sacrifice in service of our country. The observance will be held Monday May 26th with the parade organizing at the Community Church parking lot at 9:15 a.m. The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. and proceed along Potter Hill Road for observances at the World War I & II Veterans Memorial and then onto Belknap Mountain Road for observances at Pine Grove Cemetery. The town invites all attendees to gather at the Veterans Memorial and follow the parade to the Pine Grove Cemetery.
The Gilford Memorial Day Committee invites all veterans to participate in the parade by gathering at the Community Church parking lot and marching as a group. Once again, an antique fire truck will be available so that disabled veterans will be able to participate and ride along the parade route. Disabled veterans requiring rides are urged to contact Sandy Bailey at Town Hall at 527-4790 to make known their need.
Gold or Blue Star Mothers and spouses of Veterans are also invited to gather at the assembly point and be with their group during the observances.
In case of inclement weather, the activities will be limited to a brief ceremony at both the World War I & II Veterans Memorial and Pine Grove Cemetery.