Veteran’s Day 2019
Around 100 community members gathered at the Cathedral of the Pines to take part in the Veterans Day ceremony in Rindge, NH. The half-hour long service, hosted in collaboration with the Rindge Veterans Association, was attended by veterans with backgrounds ranging from WWII, and the Vietnam War to the Iraq war.
On this Armistice Day of November 11th, 2019, the three-man squad fired a 21-gun salute formation to commemorate those who risked their lives during war. Gunshots from outside pierced the air as the veterans and community residents stood in the Hilltop House, Cathedral of the Pines’ only service room. “People seemed to be touched by this day as well as having the opportunity to commemorate such a special memory of theirs,” Executive Director Patricia J. Vargas said.
On a larger scale, this day, originally marking the end of World War I represents both peace and mourning as the military forces around the globe honor the veterans and remember the lost souls. “Our soldiers are to be honored and this is their day. We need to keep showing appreciation for the work they did for our country,” Vietnam war veteran Paul Stewart said.
The event included the donation of Milton Wisan’s Purple Heart, awarded to the soldiers who died at war or sustained an injury during an armed conflict. Mr. Wisan was a gunner for a Sherman tank during the African campaign in WWII and suffered a serious injury when his tank was blown up by a Nazi attack in late 1942.
“I donated his Purple Heart to the Museum at the Cathedral of the Pines so that his relatives and their descendants could see it and remember that he and thousands like him risked their lives to continue the uneven growth of a multi-ethnic nation,” Mark Wisan, Milton’s nephew said.
Cathedral of the Pines is now open for the season. We are open 7 days a week from 10 am -5 pm.
Please remember to use Social Distancing and Face Masks when visiting our grounds and buildings
The Administration Office is open Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
We can be reached at 603-899-3300 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, May 3rd at 11:00 a.m. VFW Loyalty Day Service – CANCELED
Sunday, May 10th at 11:00 a.m. Blessing of the Motorcycles – CANCELED
Sunday, May 17th at 1:00 p.m. Fraternal Order of the Eagles – CANCELED
Saturday, May 30th at 4:00 p.m. Memorial Day Service – Online Memorial Day Reflection – visit our Facebook
Saturday, June 6th at 9:00 a.m. Annual Meeting of Incorporators – CANCELED
Sunday, June 14th at 10:00 a.m. Baldwinville Memorial Congregational Church Service – CANCELED
Sunday, June 21st at 10:00 a.m. Grand Lodge of Masons Service – CANCELED
Sunday, June 28th at 2:00 p.m. Annual Vow Renewal Service
Saturday July 18th at 2:00 p.m. Order of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs
Saturday, August 8th at 10:00 a.m. Daughters of the American Revolution Annual Service
Sunday, August 16th at 10:00 a.m. Ashburnham Apostolic Lutheran Church Service
Thursday, August 20th at 4:00 p.m. Jaffrey Historical Society Annual Meeting
Sunday, August 23rd at 10:00 a.m. Peterborough United Methodist Church Service
Sunday, August 23rd at 2:00 p.m. Blessing of the Bikes
Sunday, August 30th at 9:00 a.m. All Saints Episcopal Church Service
Sunday, September 6th at 9:00 a.m. All Saints Episcopal Church Service
Monday, September 7th at 10:00 a.m. Labor Day AA Meeting
Friday, September 11th at 8:45 a.m. September 11th Memorial Service
Saturday, September 12th at 11:00 a.m. Loyal Order of Moose Legion Annual Memorial Service
Saturday, September 12th at 11:00 a.m. Loyal Order of the Moose Legion Annual Memorial Service
Sunday, September 13th at 10:00 a.m. United Commercial Travelers of N. E. Annual Memorial Service
Sunday, September 13th at 12:00 p.m. Rainbow Girls Service
Sunday, September 20th at 10:00 a.m. Peterborough United Methodist Church Service
Sunday, September 27th at 10:00 a.m. Wilton NH Congregational Church Service
Sunday, October 4th at 3:00 p.m. Blessing of the Animals
Saturday, October 17th – All Day Event NH Arborists Fall Work Day
Wednesday, November 11th at 10:45 a.m. Veterans Day Service