Thanks to those who participated in Memorial Day ceremonies in Hollis

Thanks to those who participated in Memorial Day celebrations

To the Editor:

I have been organizing the Memorial Day Services as the selectmen-appointed Memorial Day Chairman for over 22 years. This year, the service was a resounding success not only due to the participation of the Hollis Town Band but especially because of the huge turnout from Hollis Boy Scout Troop 12.

Those Scouts, and their adult leaders, came out in force and made a huge difference in the observance of Memorial Day in Hollis. With very little instruction, they took over a major part of our ceremony, set up a color guard, marched from Memorial Park after conducting a wreath-laying ceremony there and participated in the flag retirement ceremony.

From the oldest to the youngest, these young Scouts did themselves proud and deserve the recognition that this letter hopes to extend to them. I could not have asked for better help and received it without question. Stay tuned as they will be even more involved next year at Memorial Day on the Hollis Town Common.

I also want to recognize Jeff St. Hilaire for the extraordinary work he has done as his Eagle Scout project by renovating and bringing new life to the memorial stone under the flagpoles at each of our five Hollis cemeteries. Thank you Jeff, great job!

JIM BELANGER

Hollis Memorial Day Chairman

Hollis VFW Post 11373 Commander

NH State Representative for Hollis

MC for the 2014 Memorial Day Observance

Act now to change party affiliation

To the Editor:

If you wish to change your political party registration in time for the next primary election, now is the time to do so.

On Sept. 9, the New Hampshire statewide primary election will be held. This election will choose each party’s nominees for the offices of governor, U.S. senator, congressman, executive councilor, state senator, state representatives, and various county offices.

Because this is a primary election, you will be given a ballot based on your party registration. If you are registered as a Democrat, you may only vote in the Democratic primary; if you are registered as a Republican, you may only vote in the Republican primary. If you are registered as “Undeclared,” you may choose either a Republican or Democratic ballot. New election-day registrations may also choose which primary in which to vote.

The last day to change your party affiliation before the Primary is Tuesday, June 3. To change your party, you can either visit the town clerk, or attend the session of the Supervisors of the Checklist on the evening of June 3 from 7-7:30 p.m. at Town Hall.

If you wish to verify your current party affiliation, you can do so by visiting the town clerk or by looking up your name in the copy of the Voter Checklist that is posted in Town Hall.

Every primary election, several voters are unable to vote in the party primary of their choice because they are registered in the other party. I urge voters to make sure their party affiliations are correct before June 3.

DREW MASON

Assistant Moderator

Town of Hollis