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.
The Hilltop House, Museum, and Administration Office are open Monday through Friday from from 9 am – 4 pm.
Open Hours May through October are 10 am – 5 pm
We kindly request that if you are not fully vaccinated that you please wear a face when visiting our buildings.
Thank you for helping us keep our community safe.
We can be reached at 603-899-3300 or at email@example.com.
Sunday, April 4th at 6:00 a.m. – Easter Sunrise Service
Sunday, April 4th at 10:00 a.m. – Easter Service – Rindge Congregational Church
Sunday, May 2nd at 11:00 a.m. – Annual VFW Loyalty Service – District 5
Thursday, May 6th at 6:00 p.m. – Annual meeting – Rindge Women’s Club
Sunday, May 9th at 11:00 a.m. – Blessing of the Motorcycles
Sunday, May 16th at 1:00 p.m. – Fraternal Order of the Eagles (NH hosting) memorial service
Saturday, May 22nd at 12:00 p.m. – Blessing of the Motorcycles
Sunday, May 30th at 12:30 p.m. – Memorial Day Service
Tuesday, June 1st at 6:00 p.m. – Mascenic Regional High School Baccalaureate
Thursday, June 3rd at 5:30 p.m. – Victory High School Graduation
Saturday, June 5th at 10:00 a.m. – Annual Meeting of Incorporators
Saturday, June 5th from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Official Open House at Hilltop House (renovation/expansion) – will include tours, light refreshments
Wednesday, June 16th at 6:30 p.m. – Conant High School Baccalaureate
Saturday, June 19th at 10:00 a.m. – District 44N – Lions Club Annual Memorial Service
Saturday, June 19th at 7:00 p.m. – Grand Monadnock Youth Choirs Concert
Sunday, June 20th at 5:00 p.m. – Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Church Service
Sunday, June 27th at 10:00 a.m. – St. John’s Day Celebration
Sunday, June 27th at 2:00 p.m. – Annual Vow Renewal Service (call to register)
Wednesday, June 30th at 5:00 p.m. – Monadnock Music Concert – Max Bruch: Viola quintet in a minor, op. posth. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Viola quintet in g minor, K. 516
Thursday, July 1st at 12:00 p.m. – Rindge Women’s Club meeting
Saturday, July 10th at 10:00 a.m. – Flags for Forgotten Soldiers – Military Suicide Flag Installation
Sunday, July 11th at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Diocese of the Polish National Catholic Church
Friday, July 16th at 6:00 p.m. – Musical Concert with Piccola Opera – “The Wonderful World of Music”, musical theatre and light opera
Saturday, July 17th at 12:00 p.m. – Odd Fellows and Rebekkahs of MA Annual service
Sunday, July 18th at 10:00 a.m. – Rindge UCC Service
Wednesday, July 21st at 6:00 p.m. – Piccola Opera – Benefit Concert outdoors – Emerging Artists
Saturday, July 24th at 2:00 p.m. – Musical Concert with Piccola Emerging Opera – “Purcell to Puccini” – Operatastic!”, Opera at its finest!
Sunday, July 25th at 11:00 a.m. – Rolling Thunder POW-MIA Chair Dedication Ceremony
Saturday , August 6th at 6:00 p.m. – (rain date Tuesday August 10th) – A Midsummer’s Night Dream by William Shakespeare – Venture into the woods and meet a feuding fairy King and Queen, four runaway lovers and a troupe of ‘want-to-be’ actors rehearsing a play. Dream is a magical tale of love and transformation. Perfect for the entire family
Saturday, August 7th at 10:00 a.m. – DAR annual service (Daughters of the America Revolution)
Friday, August 13th – 75th Anniversary celebration (program details will be forthcoming)
Saturday, August 14th – 75th Anniversary celebration
Sunday, August 15th – 75th Anniversary celebration
Friday, August 20th at 7:00 p.m. – Congreagation Ahavas Achim Service
Sunday, August 22nd at 10:00 a.m. – Rindge UCC Service
Sunday, August 26th at 6:30 p.m. – Rindge UCC Service
Sunday, August 29th at 10:00 a.m. – Ashburnham Apostolic Lutheran Church Service