Graveside service to mark 210th birthday of President Franklin Pierce of NH

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CONCORD, New Hampshire — The nation's only president from New Hampshire will be remembered in honor of his 210th birthday.

Franklin Pierce, the 14th president of the United States, is being honored in Old North Cemetery in Concord on Tuesday, Nov. 25. The New Hampshire Army National Guard is laying a wreath at his gravesite, joined by students from the Christa McAuliffe School and the Governor's Horse Guard.

The wreath is sent annually from the White House and commemorates the president's date of birth and contributions serving in the country's highest office. Pierce was president from 1853 to 1857. His actual birthdate is Nov. 23, 1804.

Pierce was born in Hillsborough. From 1829-1832, he served in the New Hampshire Legislature and was speaker from 1831 to 1832. He also served in Congress.

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