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Basic Guidelines for Arranging Interments

 

A. CONTACT THE CEMETERY STAFF

  1. During regular work hours 8:00AM to 4:00PM call (603)796-2026. Press 1 to schedule an interment or press 2 for general questions.
     
  2. After hours, weekends or holidays call (603)796-2026 and listen for prompt to ‘schedule an interment”. Leave a short detailed message with a phone number and a staff member will call you back.
     
  3. Website: visit www.nhsvc.com for additional information or to check the calendar for availability.

       4. Email: info@nhsvc.com with questions or comments.

B. INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR SCHEDULING SERVICES

  1. Veterans/dependents with Eligibility Certificates:
    1. Deceased Full Name and Social Security Number.
    2. Date of Death.
    3. What type of burial?
      • Casket burial – please contact a funeral home for assistance.
      • Cremation burial:
        • Columbarium / niche inurnment (above ground)
        • In-ground interment – note urn vaults are not required. If there is a vault, please let us know the size.
    4. Type of service – chapel or graveside (both are not allowed)
    5. For a deceased Veteran, does the family want military honors at the cemetery?
    6. Additionally, surviving spouse or eligible dependents need to identify their future burial preference (i.e. cremation or full-casket) to assist in grave assignment.
  2. Veterans/Dependents without Eligibility Certificates:
    1. NHSVC Application Form completed and submitted (with proof of Military Service). Include date of death, if applicable.
    2. If the family cannot locate proof of military service:
      1. Contact the cemetery administration office for assistance
      2. Visit the National Archives website at https://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records
    3. Applicable information as noted in Section B.1 above.

C. BURIAL TIMES

  1. Interment services are scheduled Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, except as noted below. From December 1 - March 31, services are scheduled hourly on the hour.  From April 1 - November 30, services are scheduled on the hour and half-hour except as described below.  Times and dates are determined on a first request, first served basis. 
  2. Full-casket services will be scheduled from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM and must be separated by at least 2 hours.
  3. Only one burial service is scheduled per time period. The chapel is always available should the family choose to move inside.
  4. No burials are scheduled on Saturday, Sunday or State Holidays.

D. INTERMENT SERVICES

  1. Interment services are held in the chapel or at the gravesite, but not BOTH. If a service is held in the chapel, the family may visit the interment location 1-hour after the last scheduled service of the day. Out of respect for the next scheduled interment, services will not exceed 20 minutes and families are requested to leave promptly.  This allows sufficient time for the cemetery to complete the interment and prepare for the next service.
  2. Interment activities (i.e. minister, speaker, etc.) are arranged by family, friends or funeral directors.
  3. If desired, the Administration office will assist in scheduling military honors and acquiring a flag for a veteran.
  4. Cemetery personnel will ask the funeral director, if present, to intervene if a service extends beyond the 20 minute time limit.

E. GRAVE MARKERS

  1. After scheduling the interment service, a grave marker form will be sent via mail, email or fax. This form should be returned not later than the day of interment. Failure to promptly return the marker form may result in a marker ordered without personal lines or emblem of belief.
  2. Markers will not be re-ordered unless there is a vendor error.  If there is a second burial in the same plot, a new marker will be ordered and any changes or corrections can be made at that time. 

F. ARRIVING AT THE CEMETERY

  1. Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the scheduled service, park in front of the administration building, and walk in to present required items (paperwork and, if veteran cremation, urn and flag). You will be met by cemetery staff at the admin building.  To prevent interrupting other services or cemetery operations, please do not proceed to the chapel or interment area until directed by cemetery staff
  2. There will be signs and/or cemetery staff to direct vehicles where to park.  The default parking location is along the curb directly in front of the administration building (there will be a stop sign on an orange pole marking where the first vehicle should park).  If you arrive more than 30 minutes early and there are already vehicles lined up, please park in a marked location and walk into the admin building. 
  3. At the appointed time, cemetery staff will lead a convoy of attendee vehicles to the gravesite or chapel.
  4. If you anticipate more than 10 vehicles, please call ahead with an estimated number of vehicles so staff will be ready to assist with parking.

All policies are subject to change.  Exceptions must be approved by cemetery staff.