PHOTOS: Veterans, students mark Memorial Day in Francestown

From left, Francesca Fulton, Ava Henshaw, Abigail Hedderly and Hannah Hedderly of Francestown 4-H Club recite “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae. 

From left, Francesca Fulton, Ava Henshaw, Abigail Hedderly and Hannah Hedderly of Francestown 4-H Club recite “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae.  STAFF PHOTO BY JESSECA TIMMONS

Francestown Elementary School students observe the ceremony. 

Francestown Elementary School students observe the ceremony.  STAFF PHOTO BY JESSECA TIMMONS

Members of the Post 50 Color Guard march down 2nd New Hampshire Turnpike toward Francestown Cemetery No, 3 during Francestown’s Memorial Day event Thursday. See more photos on Page 8.

Members of the Post 50 Color Guard march down 2nd New Hampshire Turnpike toward Francestown Cemetery No, 3 during Francestown’s Memorial Day event Thursday. See more photos on Page 8. STAFF PHOTO BY JESSECA TIMMONS

The student body of Francestown Elementary School sings “This Land is Your Land” and “You’re a Grand Old Flag” at the town’s Memorial Day ceremony on Thursday. 

The student body of Francestown Elementary School sings “This Land is Your Land” and “You’re a Grand Old Flag” at the town’s Memorial Day ceremony on Thursday.  STAFF PHOTO BY JESSECA TIMMONS

Veteran Mike Tartalis, center, leads the ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. 

Veteran Mike Tartalis, center, leads the ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  STAFF PHOTO BY JESSECA TIMMONS

Veterans Russ Chisholm, left, and Scott Carbee.

Veterans Russ Chisholm, left, and Scott Carbee. STAFF PHOTO BY JESSECA TIMMONS

The color guard lines up to leave the parking lot at FES. 

The color guard lines up to leave the parking lot at FES.  STAFF PHOTO BY JESSECA TIMMONS

Members of Francestown’s 4-H Club hold up flags at the Memorial Day ceremony at Cemetery No. 3. 

Members of Francestown’s 4-H Club hold up flags at the Memorial Day ceremony at Cemetery No. 3.  STAFF PHOTO BY JESSECA TIMMONS

Francestown Elementary School students and staff coming into Town Cemetery No. 3. 

Francestown Elementary School students and staff coming into Town Cemetery No. 3.  STAFF PHOTO BY JESSECA TIMMONS

Francstown Elementary School students at the Memorial Day ceremony. 

Francstown Elementary School students at the Memorial Day ceremony.  STAFF PHOTO BY JESSECA TIMMONS

Students representing each grade level at Francestown Elementary School place flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as veteran Steve Griffin, master of ceremonies, looks on. 

Students representing each grade level at Francestown Elementary School place flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as veteran Steve Griffin, master of ceremonies, looks on.  STAFF PHOTO BY JESSECA TIMMONS

Francestown’s Memorial Day volunteers and veterans, from left, Ruth Grayson-Scott, Cindy Mower, George Whipple, Marcus Jordan, Steve Roy, Bill McNeil, Mike Tartalis, Judi Bitterli, Mike Bedard, Donald Sipe and Kierra DeLoria. 

Francestown’s Memorial Day volunteers and veterans, from left, Ruth Grayson-Scott, Cindy Mower, George Whipple, Marcus Jordan, Steve Roy, Bill McNeil, Mike Tartalis, Judi Bitterli, Mike Bedard, Donald Sipe and Kierra DeLoria.  STAFF PHOTO BY JESSECA TIMMONS

Army veteran George Whipple lays the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. 

Army veteran George Whipple lays the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  STAFF PHOTO BY JESSECA TIMMONS

Kierra DeLoria, left, and Marcus  Jordan of the ConVal High School Marching Band play “Taps.”

Kierra DeLoria, left, and Marcus  Jordan of the ConVal High School Marching Band play “Taps.” STAFF PHOTO BY JESSECA TIMMONS

The color guard enters the cemetery. 

The color guard enters the cemetery.  STAFF PHOTO BY JESSECA TIMMONS

Published: 05-23-2024 4:23 PM

Modified: 05-27-2024 12:06 PM


Francestown marked Memorial Day with a parade from Francestown Elementary School, followed by a ceremony at Town Cemetery No. 3 on Thursday afternoon.

The color guard from Antrim’s American Legion Myers-Prescott-Olson Post 50 led the procession down 2nd New Hampshire Turnpike to the cemetery, followed by the students from Francestown Elementary School. 

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