The Pierce Manse * 14 Horseshoe Pond Lane * Concord, New Hampshire * 03301 * (603) 225-4555
Programs typically occur on the 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00pm, March through October at the Pierce Manse. Programs are free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
2018 PROGRAM SCHEDULE
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December 15, 10am (rain or shine)
SPECIAL EVENT: Wreaths Across America
The Pierce Brigade has adopted Old North Cemetery on State Street as part of Wreaths Across America. On the same day that wreaths will be laid in Arlington National Cemetery, we will pay tribute to 147 veterans located in this cemetery by laying wreaths on each veteran's grave. We invite everyone to join us and pay tribute to these veterans who served our state and our nation.
On December 15, 2018 at 10am the public is invited to join representatives from each of the seven military service branches as they place a commemorative wreath at the entrance to the cemetery, which will remain in place until spring. A Color Guard made up of members of the 6th New Hampshire Volunteer Historical Association will be in place during the ceremony. The event is rain or shine.
Old North Cemetery is the final resting place of those who served in such conflicts as the American Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil War and the Spanish American War. Old North cemetery is also where Franklin Pierce, the 14th President of the United States and a Brigadier General in the Mexican War is buried.
Wreaths Across America was founded in 2007 as a way to expand the annual wreath laying ceremony in Arlington National Cemetery and support groups across the country wishing to pay tribute to the veterans who served their state and our nation. The Concord, NH ceremony is being held the same day that wreaths will be laid in Arlington National Cemetery.
Following the wreath-laying, the Pierce Brigade invites the general public to the Pierce Manse at Horseshoe Pond Lane for light refreshments.