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Manchester Memorial Day Parade Held Under Clear Blue Skies

The Memorial Day program at Center Memorial Park was dedicated to the memory of Harold “Pinky” Pohl, U.S. Marine Corps veteran, and long time member of the Permanent Memorial Day Committee.

After last year's cancellation due to rain, the Manchester Memorial Day Parade was held under clear blue skies on Monday with temperatures reaching the mid-80s. The parade Marshal was Norman Stevenson, U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Honorary Parade Marshals were Rocco Lupacchino, U.S. Army veteran of World War II and Rudy Kissman. U.S. Navy veteran, 1960-64. The Memorial Day program at was dedicated to the memory of Harold “Pinky” Pohl, U.S. Marine Corps veteran and long time member of the Permanent Memorial Day Committee. The youth speaker was East Catholic High School Junior Alessandra Zaccardelli. The Memorial Day address was given by Manchester Police Chief Marc Montiminy. The Center Park ceremony was ended by the Manchester High School Band playing its rendition of “God Bless America.”

Joyce Hodgson May 29, 2012 at 01:02 AM
People want to know why I'm so proud to live in Manchester . . . . today is one of the reasons why!
Patricia J. Christiana May 29, 2012 at 12:07 PM
We attend every year and see all our neighbors and friends enjoying the day. A great way to kick off the summer and pay tribute to all those who give so much. Thanks to Tim Becker for all the great pics.
Carole O'Brien May 29, 2012 at 08:03 PM
We always attend the parade and ceremonies. How come no pictures of the cannons?

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