Pete Martel a resident of the New Hampshire Veteran’s Home in Tilton and former Bennington resident tosses a laurel wreath on the Contoocook River in recognition of the naval sacrifices of Bennington sailors. The parade, watched by numerous town residents, comprised veteran’s of the various forces as well as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and the ConVal High School Marching Band.
The ConVal Band marched in the Memorial Day parades in several area towns today. Playing Taps, patriotic songs and doing impromptu concerts in the parking lot the band provided a day of great community joy. Under the direction of Jim Wickham, the band showed that it is a strong aspect of the high school’s program.
Peter Fletcher “A Soldier of the Revolution” is buried in the Sunnyside Cemetery in Bennington, NH.
A national craziness craze, ColorVibe came to the NH Speedway at Loudon on Saturday, March 25. In the pouring rain 7,700 participants had an amazing time.