REMINDER - Taps is sounded nightly at the Cemetery @ 7pm by volunteers of 10 Night's of Remembrance. Please try and come to observe one or more of these honorable events.
Since 2007 to the present, members of 100 Nights of Remembrance sound taps at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, NH every evening rain or shine at 7:00 PM from Memorial Day through September 11th. After the 100 consecutive nights closing ceremonies, taps is then sounded once a week on Sunday afternoons at 1:00 PM Rain, shine or even snow until the opening ceremony each Memorial Day. 100 Nights of Remembrance is dedicated to honoring and paying the highest respect to those who have served in our Armed Forces and all our fallen heroes. The public is welcome to attend these solemn ceremonies. “So We May Never Forget”
The NH State Veterans Cemetery Director, Michael W. Horne, reports there were 119 burials placed during the month of May 2018.
Due to the upcoming weather it has been decided to pick up the flags at the gravesites on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 1:00pm.
We welcome any volunteers who would like to help with this pick-up, and we thank you for your help!
The NH State Veterans Cemetery Director, Michael W. Horne, reports there were 71 burials placed during the month of April 2018.
Memorial Day 2018
Floral Tributes for Gravesites
Floral displays and/or potted annual plants (no larger than 8 inches please) in suitable container (non-glass or ceramic) will be permitted from Thursday, May 24, 2018 through Sunday, June 3, 2018.
Potted plants will be removed from gravesites on Monday, June 4, 2018, so if there is something you want back please be sure to pick it up before June 4th.
PERENNIAL PLANTS ARE NOT WANTED
Note: Potted annual plants removed from gravesites may be used and planted in planting areas at the cemetery by the cemetery staff. The cemetery personnel will dispose of all containers in a method deemed appropriate. The cemetery will not be responsible for damaged or lost containers, lost floral tributes or containers left at gravesites.
(See full Cemetery Floral guidelines for additional information)
We will be putting the flags out at the gravesites on Thursday, May 24th at 1:00PM and we are always looking for volunteers to help out.
If you would like to help please report to our maintenance building for 1:00PM. This event is rain or shine.
We plan to pick up the flags on Monday, June 4th at 1:00PM (weather permitting) and are again hoping for volunteers to help. This is very weather dependent so please call first at 796-2026.
We may be looking ahead to the predicted weather for the weekend before June 4th. If rain is predicted we may be picking up the flags May 31st OR June 1st. We will try to put out another NEWS ITEM to let you know as soon as possible if this may happen.
We're sorry for the confusion but the flags cannot be put away wet, so we are trying to work around this.
The NH State Veterans Cemetery Director, Michael W. Horne, reports there were 40 burials placed during the month of March 2018
The NH State Veterans Cemetery Director, Michael W. Horne, reports there were 46 burials placed during the month of February 2018
The Blue Star Mothers of New Hampshire are again sponsoring the placing of wreaths on graves in designated sections of the cemetery. Due to the large number of graves, each year only a portion of the Cemetery is identified to have wreaths placed by this program.
This year wreaths will be placed on the graves in Section 5, Section 6, Section 43, and Section 44.
The wreaths will be placed on Saturday, December 16th beginning at 10:30am.
For more information, go to their website: http://www.bluestarmothersofnh.org/Wreaths.html