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Memorial Day 2017

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 Wednesday, May 24, 2017 through Saturday, June 3, 2017.

Potted plants will be removed from gravesites on Monday, June 5, 2017.

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 25th at 1:00PM and we are always looking for volunteers to help out.

If you would like to help we recommend you call the office first to make sure the date and time have not changed, 796-2026, and you may report to our maintenance building for 1:00PM.

We plan to pick up the flags on Thursday, June 1st at 1:00PM (weather permitting) and are again hoping for volunteers to help.  This is very weather dependent so please call first.

Thank you

SAVE THE DATE!

The Department of New Hampshire Marine Corps League (MCL) and staff of the NH State Veterans Cemetery cordially invites you to attend the Memorial Day Ceremony commencing at 11:00AM, Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Route 3, Boscawen  NH  03303.

Seating is limited so you are encouraged to bring a lawn chair for your comfort.  The ceremony normally runs for one hour.

Please plan to arrive about 10:30 to avoid traffic back-up and time to park and walk.

No interments will be scheduled in the morning of Tuesday, May 30, 2017, however the grounds will be open from dawn to dusk and the restrooms will be available to the public.  Interments may be scheduled after 1:30pm that day.

Cemetery staff will be available to assist visitors with questions and locating gravesites.

 

The NH State Veterans Cemetery Director, Michael W. Horne, reports there were 78 burials placed during the month of April 2017.

The NH State Veterans Cemetery Director, Michael W. Horne, reports there were 65 burials placed during the month of March 2017.

The NH State Veterans Cemetery Director, Michael W. Horne, reports there were 43 burials placed during the month of February 2017.

In observance of President's Day the Administration office of the NHSVC will be closed and there will be no scheduled interments on Monday, February 20, 2017.  The Grave Locator, cemetery grounds and public restrooms will be open to the public during the daylight hours.

In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday the Administration office of the NHSVC will be closed and there will be no scheduled interments on Monday, January 16, 2017.  The Grave Locator, cemetery grounds and public restrooms will be open to the public during the daylight hours.

In observance of the New Year's Day Holiday the Administration office of the NHSVC will be closed and there will be no scheduled interments on Monday, January 2, 2017.  The Grave Locator, cemetery grounds and public restrooms will be open to the public during the daylight hours.

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