Somersworth Remembers Those Who Gave All 2

Somersworth Remembers Those Who Gave All
Monday 29th May 2017, saw another Memorial Day pass in Somersworth. For some, that means fun at camp, time with the family and for others it is a holiday where we remember the lives of those who gave all in battle. My Monday morning like many others started at Forest Glade cemetery and would end ...

Pinups and Veterans: A Recipe For Fun 2

Pinups and Veterans: A Recipe For Fun
Have you ever taken a facebook quiz where the idea is to discover your idea decade? I don’t have to do that quiz as I already know the answer. I love the 1940’s. Okay, to clarify, I don’t love the war but I do love the hair, the clothes and the resourcefulness that was shown ...

The Gift Of Remembrance. 2

The Gift Of Remembrance.
I spent some time yesterday morning at Mount Calvary cemetery. Nothing new there really, although I can usually be found roaming Forest Glade cemetery. The difference was yesterday morning I had company in the form of members of the Somersworth American Legion, Post 69. The reason they were there, was to place American flags on ...

Somersworth Salutes Its Veterans

Somersworth Salutes Its Veterans
‘Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.’ Winston Churchill I’m ashamed to admit that this year’s veterans day ceremonies were the first I’ve attended in Somersworth. Part of the reason for my absence was I thought that you had to be a member of the ...

Somersworth Memorial Parade 2015: Lest We forget. 2

Somersworth Memorial Parade 2015: Lest We forget.
At the appointed hour of 11am, a small crowd began to gather outside the American Legion, Post 69 in Somersworth. I watched as veterans gathered, chatted and remembered times, some that had occurred long ago, but we still so vividly etched in many of their minds. By 11.30a.m. the crowd had swelled to a greater ...

Lest We Forget.

Lest We Forget.
 “Lest We Forget”… reads the two opening page introduction of Martha Lefebvre’s first edition (1947) Somersworth High Hilltop Echo school yearbook. In memory of  the seven SHS graduate students who gave their lives in defense of our country during WWII (1941-1945). Enshrining their names at SHS forever.   – SHS’42…David H. Blaisdell      ( entered Service October 1942…gave his life-April 2,1945 ...