Photos: Veterans honored with holiday wreaths

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  • Val Zanchuk gets ready to play taps as Norma Milne holds an umbrella for him during at the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Old Fort Cemetery on Shawmut Street in East Concord on Saturday, December 14, 2019. The Buntin-Rumford-Webster Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored the event along with Naval Sea Cadets that placed 28 wreaths on veterans in the cemetery, including 13 from the Revolutionary War. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • The Buntin-Rumford-Webster Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored the event along with Naval Sea Cadets that placed 28 wreaths on veterans in the cemetery, including 13 from the Revolutionary War. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Daughter of the American Revolution Regent Kathleen A. Sternenberg of the Buntin-Rumford-Webster Chapter of the NSDAR places a wreath at a marker at the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Old Fort Cemetery on Shawmut Street in East Concord on Saturday, December 14, 2019. The Buntin-Rumford-Webster Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored the event along with Naval Sea Cadets that placed 28 wreaths on veterans in the cemetery, including 13 from the Revolutionary War. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Daughter of the American Revolution Regent Kathleen A. Sternenberg of the Buntin-Rumford-Webster Chapter of the NSDAR reads a proclamation at the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Old Fort Cemetery on Shawmut Street in East Concord on Saturday, December 14, 2019. The Buntin-Rumford-Webster Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored the event along with Naval Sea Cadets that placed 28 wreaths on veterans in the cemetery, including 13 from the Revolutionary War. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Chris Byers and his child Rowan of Manchester look over a veteran marker at Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Old Fort Cemetery on Shawmut Street in East Concord on Saturday, December 14, 2019. The Buntin-Rumford-Webster Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored the event along with Naval Sea Cadets that placed 28 wreaths on veterans in the cemetery, including 13 from the Revolutionary War. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Val Zanchuk plays taps as Norma Milne holds an umbrella during at the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Old Fort Cemetery on Shawmut Street in East Concord on Saturday, December 14, 2019. The Buntin-Rumford-Webster Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored the event along with Naval Sea Cadets that placed 28 wreaths on veterans in the cemetery, including 13 from the Revolutionary War. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Chris Byers and his child Rowan of Manchester look over a veteran marker at Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Old Fort Cemetery on Shawmut Street in East Concord on Saturday, December 14, 2019. The Buntin-Rumford-Webster Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored the event along with Naval Sea Cadets that placed 28 wreaths on veterans in the cemetery, including 13 from the Revolutionary War. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Chris Byers and his child Rowan of Manchester look over a veteran marker at Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Old Fort Cemetery on Shawmut Street in East Concord on Saturday, December 14, 2019. The Buntin-Rumford-Webster Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored the event along with Naval Sea Cadets that placed 28 wreaths on veterans in the cemetery, including 13 from the Revolutionary War. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Chris Byers and his child Rowan of Manchester look over a veteran marker at the Wreaths Across America ceremony Saturday. at the Old Fort Cemetery on Shawmut Street in East Concord on Saturday, December 14, 2019.The Buntin-Rumford-Webster Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored the event along with Naval Sea Cadets that placed 28 wreaths on veterans in the cemetery, including 13 from the Revolutionary War. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Joseph Boyle of Deerfield examines a veteran grave marker before putting on a wreath for the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Old Fort Cemetery on Shawmut Street in East Concord on Saturday, December 14, 2019. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • A wreath sits on the marker of War veteran Lt. Phineas Kimball who died in 1826 and is buried in the Old Fort Cemetery on Shawmut Street in East Concord. Kimball fought in the Revolutionary War and fought at Bunker Hill. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Participants find and place wreaths at the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Old Fort Cemetery on Shawmut Street in East Concord on Saturday. The Buntin-Rumford-Webster Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored the event along with Naval Sea Cadets that placed 28 wreaths on veterans in the cemetery, including 13 from the Revolutionary War. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

Published: 12/14/2019 9:31:32 PM

Participants in the Wreaths Across America program braved the drenching rain to honor the veterans at cemeteries across the state on Saturday. The Buntin-Rumford-Webster Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored the local event at the Old Fort Cemetery on Shawmut Street in East Concord that placed 28 wreaths on the headstones of veterans in the cemetery, including 13 from the Revolutionary War. The local Newport News Naval Sea Cadet provided a color guard. Blossom Hill Cemetery and the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen also had ceremonies along with others around the state and region.




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