Despite parade restrictions due to COVID-19, the Center Harbor Memorial Day ceremony was small but meaningful. The Board of Selectmen including Richard Drenkhahn and wife Diane, Harry Viens and Richard Hanson; Parks and Recreation Director Sandy Frost; Town Band Director Carlos Martinez; and Officer Michelle MacLeod participated in the small, traditional program. The group met at the war memorial in front of the Nichols Memorial Library, where Frost raised the flag at noon, Martinez sang “The Star Spangled Banner,” and Diane Drenkhahn laid the lilac wreath. The group then drove to the town docks for the playing of “Taps” and a wreath toss into Lake Winnipesaukee.  The final stop was the cemetery in front of Center Harbor Congregational Church where Martinez sang “God Bless America” and Richard Drenkhahn hung the wreath at the cemetery entrance. The lilac wreaths were made by Eloise Coudert, long time Center Harbor resident. (Courtesy photos)

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.