Portsmouth Memorial Day Parade 2015

The Portsmouth American Legion puts on a Memorial Day parade every year in Portsmouth.  The event wasn’t listed in the papers this year but it didn’t necessarily need to be – it’s an anticipated event. Scores of people were out and about downtown, enjoying the early summertime weather, and those who weren’t aware of the afternoon parade received a nice surprise.


It was a stately affair beginning with the solemn flag bearers.



Portsmouth Police Commission Chair John F. Golumb (correct?) walking to the right of the K-9 unit.


Some of the area’s most distinguished residents.


 The Portsmouth Middle School Band kept our feet tapping!


This might be my favorite photograph of the bunch – a ghostly reminder.


Here come our future defenders of freedom!


The Cub Scouts might have been the cutest in the lineup.  I also might be a bit biased.





I really want to know who this guy is.  For now, he is Mr. Patriotic.




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Our thanks to the Portsmouth American Legion. We also offer our unending gratitude to those who couldn’t be with us today – those who gave everything – those who will never be forgotten.

Rebecca Skane is the editor-in-chief for the Portsmouth Review. She holds a Bachelor of the Arts degree from Lawrence University in Wisconsin and resides in Portsmouth, NH with her husband and two children. She is the founder of The Portsmouth Book Club which boasts over 1,000 members. She also doubles as a professional escapist. Her genres are scifi and fantasy, both adult and young adult - but she often reads outside of her preferred genres. You can follow her on GoodReads. Aside from her love of good books, she is a professional website developer, content editor, and SEO expert. You can visit her web design and development site at RebeccaSkane.com.

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