At Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony, Honoring And Defending the Record of Franklin Pierce

Nov 26, 2019

Members of the U.S. Army National Guard as well as a group of 2nd graders from the Christa McAuliffe School gathered at the Old North Cemetery in Concord on Tuesday to mark the 215th birthday of Franklin Pierce. 

Pierce is the only United States president to hail from New Hampshire, serving a single term from 1853 through 1857.

He leaves behind a complicated legacy, and a reputation his admirers - who helped organize the wreath laying event - would like to clean up a bit.

Listen to an audio postcard from Tuesday's event: