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Homeless Memorial Day, December 21, 2017

Homeless Memorial Day, December 21, 2017

Published: December 11, 2017
Photo: AFSC / Arnie Alpert


Homeless Memorial Day is December 21, the longest night of the year. 

This year Homeless Memorial Day Vigils will take place in Concord, Keene, Laconia, Manchester, Nashua, Newport, Peterborough, and Portsmouth.

Here’s the details. 

Concord: December 21 at 4 pm at State House Plaza. Please bring a candle. Sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee, Concord Coalition to End Homelessness, The Friends Program, Families in Transition, Family Promise of Greater Concord, and NH Peace Action. Contact:  Maggie Fogarty,, 603-22402407. Facebook event here:  

Keene: December 21, starting at 5 pm in Keene Central Square. “Remembering,” a candlelight memorial sponsored by The Friends and Faith Communities Committee of Hundred Nights, Inc. in association with The Community Kitchen, SCS Homeless Services Program, Monadnock Family Services and Keene Housing. Contact: Mindy Cambier, 603-352-5197, 

Laconia:  December 21 at 5:30 pm at Veterans Square. Contact:  Kathryn Holt,, (603)527-8097 

Manchester (2 vigils): 

December 21 at 12 noon, at the 1269 Café, 351 Chestnut Street. Contact:  Craig Chevalier, 

December 21 at 6 pm, at Veteran's Memorial Park. Contact: Gerry Paquette, 

Nashua:  December 21 at 5 pm, Main Street Methodist Church, sponsored by the Nashua Continuum of Care and area churches Contact: Tom Lopez, 603-809-6387. Facebook event here:

Newport:  December 21 at 6 pm, Newport Town Common, sponsored by the Newport Area Association of Churches. Contact:  Pastor Cheryl Meachen, 

Peterborough:  December 21 at 5 pm at the steps of the Peterborough Town House, sponsored by Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter (MATS). Contact:  Susan Howard,

Portsmouth:  December 21 at 5:30 pm in front of the North Church in Market Square (Downtown Portsmouth). Contact:  Jessica Parker at Cross Roads House, 603-436-2218, ext. 112, Facebook event here:

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