Manchester Veterans Commission
The city of Manchester is dedicated to recognizing, supporting, and promoting the general welfare of our veterans. Please scroll below or click on the links to the left to learn about the Manchester Veterans Commission, our upcoming events, and the resources available to you.
Memorial Day Virtual Ceremony - May 25th, 2020
Please join us for a livestreamed Memorial Day ceremony on May 25th honoring those who gave it all for our country and our freedom.
Manchester has a proud collection of Flags of Valor. Part of the 15th anniversary display entitled “America’s Heartland Remembers,” these 26 American flags were some of the more than 7000 flying in remembrance on Art Hill in 2016, each flag an individualized tribute to a military hero who lost their life in the “War on Terror.” Also part of this important collection, an American flag that flew in the center circle of the 2016 Art Hill installation in honor of those heroes that lost their lives to PTSD, a recognition that the casualties of war occur on and off the battlefield. The Flags of Valor are displayed at the Veterans Memorial on the following dates each year:
- Memorial Day (Fourth Monday in May)
- D-Day (June 6th)
- Flag Day (June 14th)
- Independence Day (July 4th)
- Purple Heart Day (August 7th)
- POW/MIA Recognition Day ( September 18th)
- Veterans Day (November 11th)