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Veterans Day 2023

United States World War II Army uniform with service ribbons and honorable discharge insignia
Uniform of an unknown soldier who served in the Army during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart

The hostilities of the Great War ceased with an armistice on November 11, 1918. The “war to end all wars,” now known as World War I, formally ended the next year with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. Americans observed November 11 as Armistice Day. In 1954, following World War II and the Korean War, the name was changed to Veterans Day in honor of all veterans.

World War II Victory Medal gold medal with rainbow striped ribbon
World War II Victory Medal posthumously awarded to Paul Boire of Nashua

This year, the Nashua Historical Society will join the Nashua Public Library to celebrate Veterans Day with a preview of our upcoming exhibit, World War II in Nashua: The Homefront and Beyond, set to open in 2024. On view will be ration books, military medals, photographs, and more, all of which belonged to Nashua men and women who participated in World War II. Information will also be available regarding our ongoing World War II oral history project, which aims to capture the stories of veterans and civilians who lived through the war. We hope to see you at the Nashua Public Library to honor our veterans and to learn about the Nashuans who served in World War II.

To all of our veterans, thank you for your service.

Event Information:

Veterans Day Celebration

When: Saturday, November 4, 2023, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Where: Chandler Performance Area

Nashua Public Library

2 Court Street, Nashua NH

For more information, please visit the Nashua Public Library website at:

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