Homeless Persons Memorial Day 2021

2021 Homeless Memorial Day Vigils

Typically observed on December 21st (the longest night of the year), Homeless Persons Memorial Day commemorates all of our unhoused neighbors who have died in the last year.  In New Hampshire, and nationwide we honor them through a reading of names, and keeping vigil.  Details of vigils being held across the state are here.  You are also welcome to host a vigil in your own community.  Please let us know if you do, so we can include it here.

Concord: Tuesday, December 21 at 4 PM at the State House. There will be a live-stream of the event for those who cannot attend in person. Flyer here. Contact: Angela Spinney, aspin@concordhomeless.org 

Dover: Tuesday, December 21 at 5 PM at Dover City Hall, 288 Central Avenue, Dover. Facebook event here. Contact: Ariel Hayes, nhyouthsuccess@gmail.com 

Laconia: Tuesday, December 21 at 4 PM at Isaiah 61 Café, 100 New Salem Street, Laconia, NH 03246

Manchester: Tuesday, December 21 at 11:30 AM at 1269 Café 456 Union Street, Manchester. Contact: Craig Chevalier,cachevalier@cpinsolutions.com

Manchester: Tuesday, December 21 at 6 PM in Veterans Memorial Park, Manchester.  Sponsored by Catholic Medical Center Healthcare for the Homeless, NH Coalition to End Homelessness, Families in Transition, Hope for NH Recovery. Flyer here.

Nashua: Tuesday, December 21 at 6 PM on the steps at Nashua City Hall, 229 Main Street, Nashua. Contact: Tom Lopez, tomlopezward4@gmail.com

Newport: Tuesday, December 21 at 5 PM. Vigil to Honor the Homeless on Newport Common. All are welcome to gather on the Town Common near the Gazebo at 5PM for a brief candlelight service to commemorate those who died homeless in New Hampshire in 2021. Contact: Aaron Jenkyn, Epiphany Episcopal Church 603-863-1786, missionerofnewport@gmail.com

Peterborough: Tuesday, December 21 at 5:30 PM, on the steps of the Peterborough Town House. All are welcome to come to remember the names of people who experienced homelessness and honor their lives. Hosted by Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter (MATS). Contact information is MATS 603-924-5033 or info@matsnh.org  

Upper Valley: Tuesday, December 21 at 4:30 PM, at The Haven, 713 Hartford Avenue, White River Junction, VT. Sponsored by Upper Valley Haven, City of Lebanon (NH), Listen Community Services, Capstone Community Action.  Flyer here.