Wreaths for NH Veterans Cemetery
“Come with a Mission – Leave with a Memory”
On December 12, 2015 ~ Starting at 10:30am
Wreath pick up will be on January 9, 2016 @ 10:00am
We will be laying 1,500 wreaths
at the NH Veterans Cemetery
In Section 1 (J-S), a few in Section 9 and 43 plus one at each columbarium.
(Approx. 1,500 wreaths) this year. Download area map.
This is an idea that started with a Gold Star Family in 2007 and was inspired by the wreaths placed at Arlington National Cemetery (Worcester Wreath Company) the Blue Star Mothers decided we needed to answer this Christmas wish.
If you would like to make a donation to help us purchase a 12" Balsam Wreath with a four loop red bow is $7.00 our wreaths are purchased locally and delivered to the NH Veterans Cemetery on December 12th. Download the donation form ~ you may make your donation in Honor of or in Memory of someone that will be entered on our Tribute page.
To learn more visit the Wreaths for Boscawen page.
|To A Goldstar Mother - a Poem by Lloyd King
Military.com | June 05, 2006
As a mother, you never dreamed though a bit chagrined
That the child you nurtured, loved, and disciplined
Would leave home without your watchful eye unprotected
And face the world alone while being subjected
To life's wrath and to mankind's unthinkable wickedness
Naïvely stating, "I'm going to fix the world's mess."
As a mother, you developed your offspring's foundation
Though some days, tears were felt, instead of elation
Yet, lessons you learned and taught helped you resolve
To allow freedom hoping that right would evolve
But some choices, though tough, left you with little doubt
You might lose your child and be left forever without.
Today we honor your sacrifices and hope you understand
That we are here for you to hold your trembling hand
And let you know your grief is felt from both near and far
Pain felt and seen by everyone like the brightest star
An eternal reminder of your sorrow and of your sacrifice
Knowing your child fought bravely and paid the price.
We honor your love and devotion to a child that is gone
To the memory of a soldier that sees no dusk or dawn
We honor you today as an American Gold Star Mother
And ask your forgiveness, as we remind one another