Governor John Lynch has proclaimed Monday, May 30, 2011 as Memorial Day in the State of New Hampshire and is encouraging all New Hampshire citizens to take time to honor those who sacrificed for our country.
"We are very fortunate to live in a country where so many brave men and women have fought for our freedoms. Memorial Day is a solemn day, and one in which we should all reflect on the sacrifices made in defense of our nation," Governor Lynch said. "We live in the greatest state in the greatest country in the world, and that is only possible because of the many soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen who sacrificed for us. This Memorial Day, I ask that everyone take time to honor our fallen heroes, their families and all of our veterans."
Governor Lynch will commemorate Memorial Day at an 11 a.m. ceremony Monday at the State's Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. Governor Lynch has also directed flags to half-staff on Monday in observance of Memorial Day.