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June 5, 2014

D-Day Memorial Service is tomorrow

Disabled American Veterans, Post 20, will host a D-Day Memorial Service tomorrow at 9 a.m. at the World War II monument in Washington Square.

Commander Michael Ingham of the DAV and surviving D-Day veterans will place a wreath at the monument to honor the many Haverhill veterans who participated in the invasion of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944. D-Day led to the collapse of Nazi Germany and an end to the war in Europe.

Haverhill to honor LGBT Pride Month tomorrow

Mayor James Fiorentini announced he will raise the rainbow flag at City Hall tomorrow in honor of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month.

Fiorentini said he stands with President Obama and Gov. Deval Patrick in celebrating diversity as he raises the rainbow flag in honor of LGBT rights and progress that has been made to eliminate discrimination. A reception is at 9 a.m. in the mayor’s office, followed by the flag raising. The public is invited.

“I am proud to raise the rainbow flag in honor of LGBT Pride Month,” Fiorentini said. “We celebrate the elimination of discrimination and embrace diversity.”

“Celebrating different holidays that are important to our residents creates the fabric that makes our community unite together,” he said.

Author talk at Buttonwoods Museum Saturday

The Buttonwoods Museum will host its next Authors Lecture Series event on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. featuring children’s book authors and illustrators Layne Case, Keeley Shea Patricia McCabe, Darcie Nuttall, Jacob Nuttall and Donna Seim.

This event is free to the public but donations are appreciated. More information is available from Christopher Obert at 978-372-5825.

Ghost Hunt planned for Saturday

Members of the Essex County Ghost Project will lead a ghost hunt through the Hilldale Cemetery on Saturday.

Gates open at 7:30 p.m. and the ghost hunt begins at 8 p.m. Please bring cameras, voice recorders and any other paranormal investigation equipment you might have. Admission is $10 per person. Proceeds benefit the Hilldale Cemetery restoration fund. More information is available from Tom Spitalere at 978-376-2807.

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