Veterans Day

The Library will be CLOSED during Veterans Day on Saturday, November 11, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Marble wall featuring gold leaf lettering of names of local soldiers of former wars, continuing those who served in the War of the Rebellion.

“..the names of those dead and living heroes, who took a part in all of the struggles in the history of the country, are inscribed upon tablets, tablets dedicated to their everlasting honor. Their brave work on sea and land is now a part of the imperishable record of this country.”
– Address in Memory of Soldiers of Former Wars by George P. Hadley during the Dedication of the Library at Goffstown, NH, October 2, 1909.  Source

On November 11, we honor the military veterans who have served our country. This date was formerly known as Armistice Day and renamed in 1954 to Veterans Day to honor veterans of both world wars, reminding us to celebrate and thank those who are serving or have served in the military. British Commonwealth countries now call the holiday Remembrance Day.

“Veterans know better than anyone else the price of freedom, for they’ve suffered the scars of war. We can offer them no better tribute than to protect what they have won for us.”
President Ronald Reagan
In a radio address to the nation, 1983

Learn More about Goffstown Veterans

Local Resources:

  • Goffstown Historical Society
  • Visit the Soldiers Monument on the Goffstown Town Common, dedicated in 1916 in memory of the residents of Goffstown who served in all the American Wars.
  • Visit the Library’s memorial wall on the second floor.


A soldiers monument with bronze tablet on the front.
Soldiers Monument in Goffstown
Dedicated June 17, 1916

Learn More about United States Veterans

Resources for Veterans

Non-Fiction & Fiction Reads

Discover More in the E-Library

  • Ancestry Library Edition – Available in the Library during business hours, you can view census records, historical records, photos, stories and maps.
  • Digital books, magazines, and more are available to you in the e-library with the Libby, hoopla, and cloudLibrary apps.
  • HeritageQuest – Includes all of the images and indexing from the 1790 – 1940 U.S. federal censuses. It features over 22,000 family and local histories in addition to 250 primary-source documents such as tax lists, city directories, probate records, and more.
  • NewsBank – Search through full-text U.S. newspapers, including the Union Leader, the NH Sunday News (since 1989), and the Concord Monitor (since 2002).
  • Universal Class – Offers over 30 history courses.