GILFORD — "From the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Tripoli", the opening lines to the Marine Hymn will be heard loud and clear as Marine veterans, old and new from throughout the Lakes Region and beyond, gather for the 16th Annual "Gathering of Marines" sponsored by the Lakes Region Detachment #506, Marine Corps League, at the Pheasant Ridge Country Club in Gilford on Saturday, November 8th commencing at 6 p.m.
This year Marine veterans and all those on active duty throughout the world will once again come together to celebrate the 239th birthday of the founding of the United States Marine Corps at Tun Tavern located in Philadelphia, PA. on November 10, 1775. This annual event has been a traditional ritual celebrated by the Marine Corps since its conception.
Marines throughout the world will gather together and welcome one another with the words "Semper Fi" ("Always Faithful"), which signifies the dedication that individual Marines have to "Corps and Country," and to their fellow Marines.
The "Gathering of Marines" in the Lakes Region was conceived by retired Colonel, Norm Noel, USMCR, initially as a way for those who had served in the Marine Corps from the surrounding area could come together and celebrate the annual birthday tradition. It has grown every year, now having attendees from throughout the State of New Hampshire and beyond.
Colonel Noel will once again serve as the Master of Ceremonies including the traditional posting of the colors, the National Anthem sung by well known area resident, Ruth Juve, and recitation of the Marine Corps Commandant's message by her retired Marine husband, Richard Juve.
This year's special guest of honor will be the Very Rev. Stephen B. Rock, a highly decorated retired Captain in the U.S. Navy Chaplains Corps, whose assignments over 20 plus years of service included active deployments aboard naval vessels and Base and Command Chaplain's duty at both Naval and Marine Corps installations around the world. In 2003 he became the Command Chaplain at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. retiring in 2006. He currently serves as the Pastor of St. Agnes Parish in Reading, MA.
Tickets to this year's "Gathering", which includes a buffet dinner of prime rib or grilled chicken, and dancing thereafter, can be purchased from Commandant Bob Patenaude by calling (603) 253-7970 or sending $45 per person to the Lakes Region Det. #506, P.O. Box 764, Center Harbor, NH 03226. Appropriate attire includes uniform, tux, formal gown, or business dress.
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GILFORD — On Thursday, October 23 there will be a presentation on the benefits of No-till Seeding and Cover Cropping by well-known agronomist Joel Myers held at Ramblin' Vewe Farm from 9 a.m. to noon.
Attendees will hear of the benefits to the health of farmland soils through use of no-till seeding and the planting of cover crops, see a no-till seeder at work, view a soils pit, and view a PowerPoint presentation. The event will be held rain or shine.
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CONCORD — A "We Believe in Recovery Rally" will be held at Statehouse Plaza in Concord on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. People from throughout the state are invited to come and show their support for people living in — and seeking — recovery. And to help spread the word that people can, and do, recover from chemical dependency.
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LACONIA — The latest prosthetic breast forms from Lady Grace Intimate Apparel are available right in your community.
If you or a loved one has had a lumpectomy or mastectomy and would like to find breast prosthesis to fit your needs, a certified breast prosthesis fitter from Lady Grace Intimate Apparel will be at Lakes Region General Hospital on Tuesday, November 11.
Appointments are necessary and may be made by calling LRGHealthcare's Breast Health Program Coordinator, Ginny Witkin at 527-2940.
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