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Franklin Pierce remembered

  • Second graders from Christa McAuliffe School touch the commendation medals worn by Col. Warren Perry, Inspector General of the New Hampshire National Guard, after he spoke about Franklin Pierce in Concord's Old North Cemetery; Tuesday evening, November 20, 2012.<br/><br/>(ALEXANDER COHN / Monitor Staff)

    Second graders from Christa McAuliffe School touch the commendation medals worn by Col. Warren Perry, Inspector General of the New Hampshire National Guard, after he spoke about Franklin Pierce in Concord's Old North Cemetery; Tuesday evening, November 20, 2012.

    (ALEXANDER COHN / Monitor Staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Air Force Master Sergeant Bill Hammond plays taps as a wreath from the White House is placed at the grave of Franklin Pierce in Concord's Old North Cemetery; Tuesday evening, November 20, 2012. The former President was born 208 years ago on November 23rd.<br/><br/>(ALEXANDER COHN / Monitor Staff)

    Air Force Master Sergeant Bill Hammond plays taps as a wreath from the White House is placed at the grave of Franklin Pierce in Concord's Old North Cemetery; Tuesday evening, November 20, 2012. The former President was born 208 years ago on November 23rd.

    (ALEXANDER COHN / Monitor Staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Second graders from Christa McAuliffe School touch the commendation medals worn by Col. Warren Perry, Inspector General of the New Hampshire National Guard, after he spoke about Franklin Pierce in Concord's Old North Cemetery; Tuesday evening, November 20, 2012.<br/><br/>(ALEXANDER COHN / Monitor Staff)
  • Air Force Master Sergeant Bill Hammond plays taps as a wreath from the White House is placed at the grave of Franklin Pierce in Concord's Old North Cemetery; Tuesday evening, November 20, 2012. The former President was born 208 years ago on November 23rd.<br/><br/>(ALEXANDER COHN / Monitor Staff)

Scores of people as well as students from Christa McAuliffe School remembered the only president from New Hampshire – Franklin Pierce – at his Concord gravesite in Old North Cemetery yesterday morning. The 208th birthday of Pierce, the nation’s 14th president, won’t come until Friday, but a wreath from the White House was presented yesterday by members of the New Hampshire Army National Guard and the Governor’s Horse Guard. Pierce was president from 1853 to 1857.

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