Wreaths for NH Veterans Cemetery
Wreaths at Boscawen and Wreaths Across America Ceremony, Dec 17th
As of Friday, Dec 16th 11:00AM: Current plans are that we WILL be holding the events tomorrow as scheduled.
@ 10:30 Wreaths at Boscawen placing wreaths on graves
@ noon the Wreaths Across America ceremony by Civil Air Patrol.
Tomorrow morning before heading to the Cemetery PLEASE call the Cemetery phone 603-796-2026 to hear the voice message to be sure current plans have not changed.
We urge people to use their own judgment on weather and driving conditions in deciding to come or not. Your safety is paramount.
Mike Horne, Cemetery Director
When we lay wreaths on veterans' graves, we say their names.
We encourage every volunteer who places a wreath on a veteran's grave to say that veteran's name aloud and take a moment to thank them for their service to our country. It's a small act that goes a long way toward keeping the memory of our veterans alive.
We are not here to “decorate graves." We're here to remember not their deaths, but their lives.
—Karen Worcester, Executive Director of Wreaths Across America
On December 17, 2016~ Starting at 10:30am
We will be laying 1,200 wreaths
at the NH Veterans Cemetery
In Section 3 and Section 4, plus one at each Columbariums and the flag ples.
(Approx. 1,200 wreaths) this year. Download area map.
Wreath pick up will be on January 14, 2017@ 10:00am
Jerry Greenwood and the Mobile Vet Center will be joining us this year
Veterans Club of NHTI, Concord’s Community College will be on hand with hot cocoa
Soldier's Helpers will be providing a lite lunch following the wreath laying
NHTI Veterans Club will be on hand with hot beverages
At 12:00pm please join the NH Wing of the Civil Air Patrol at the Circle of Flags for the Wreaths Across America Ceremony
Slideshows from past years
Wreaths for Boscawen 2007 ~ Thank you Arline Grant
(Must be accessed using *Internet Explorer, right click on icon to give
to run the plugin ~ *will not run with Windows 10)
Wreaths of Remembrance ~ Thank you DeeDee Rice
Wreaths for Boscawen 2011 ~ Thank you to all how contributed photos
Wreaths for Boscawen 2013 ~ Thank you Terry Clark
(must have Facebook page)
Wreaths for Boscawen 2015 ~ Thank you Frame of Minds Photograph
A special Thank You to all who have served in our
Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard
A person dies twice: once when they take their final breath, and later,
the last time their name is spoken.
This is an idea that started with a Gold Star Family in 2007 and was inspired by the wreaths placed at Arlington National Cemetery the Blue Star Mothers decided we needed to answer this Christmas wish with the "Wreaths for Boscawen."
Your donation of $7.00 will help us purchase the 22" Balsam Wreaths with a four loop red bow. Our wreaths are purchased from the Three Rivers Wreath Company in Franklin, NH and delivered to the NH Veterans Cemetery on December 17th. Download the 2016 donation form ~ you may make your donation in Honor of or in Memory of someone that will be entered on our Tribute page. Please make checks payable to:
Blue Star Mothers of NH ~ Wreaths
11 Jameson Ave
Gilford, NH 03249
You can now make a donation with PayPal (make sure to add "in Memory of or in Honor of" ) in your donation to be added to our Thank You page.
The Blue Star Mothers of NH, sponsor of the program - Wreaths at Boscawen. Each year the sections are rotated, so all veterans and their families are honored (since 2007).
Wreaths at Boscawen will be an annual event and the wreaths will be placed on different sections each year (currently plan for a 4 year rotation of sections). If you or someone you know has a loved one interred in a different section than the designated area, then they would be responsible to purchase/place the wreath.
We have tried to answer most of the questions you may have on our FAQ page, if you have a question that we have not answered contact us and we will do our best to get back to you with in a few days.
Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you in December!!!
Proud Blue Star Mom
Clean up volunteers are always needed too. Clean up at New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery
will take place on
Saturday, January 14, 2017 – 10:30AM
The Blue Star Mothers of New Hampshire would like to thank you for your support.
To learn more about the Blue Star Mothers of NH visit www.bluestarmothersofnh.org