67th Annual Durham Memorial Day Parade & Commemorative Celebration
The Durham Evangelical Church organizes a very nice Memorial Day ceremony in front of the UNH Memorial Union Building on the Morse Circle each year immediately following the Town’s own parade and Memorial Day ceremony downtown, which occurs this year on May 26th.
In the past, Pastor Terry and several Veterans lead those present in an informal remembrance of fallen veterans with songs, stories, prayers, and the Newmarket Militia’s 21-musket salute in addition to placing a wreath in Morse Circle.
After the ceremony there are refreshments and conversation while many walk inside the MUB to visit New Hampshire's official state War Memorial (which opened in 1957) with stained glass by the late John Hatch of Durham.
Names of our NH residents who perished date as far back as World War I through present day’s latest war.
The UNH Memorial Union Building is just a short walk up Main Street to the MUB’s driveway.
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