In observance of the July 4th holiday the Administration office of the NHSVC will be closed and there will be no scheduled interments on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. The Grave Locator, cemetery grounds and public restrooms will be open to the public during the daylight hours.
The NH State Veterans Cemetery Director, Michael W. Horne, reports there were 105 burials placed during the month of May 2017.
We took advantage of the dry afternoon yesterday (Friday, 6/2) and took the flags off the graves while they were dry. (The planned event to do that on Thursday didn't happen due to a shower right at 1pm.)
HOWEVER, we still have lots of work and can use help of volunteers to help us go through to check and bundle the flags for storage. So Tuesday, June 6th @ 1pm we willl be working inside the Maintenance Building doing that. Anyone who can come help us, we'd love the help.
Any questions, please call the Cemetery office. 603-796-2026
We apologize for the extra email notification but we were informed that one of the larger local newspapers misquoted the date of our ceremony.
Our Memorial Day ceremony will be held TUESDAY, MAY 30TH at 11:00AM.
A reminder to get here early, bring a chair and a bottle of water. The ceremony will last approximately 1 hour.
At 12:15 there will be a brief ceremony at the Global War on Terrorism monument in our memorial walkway for the 3 names newly engraved.
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.
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.
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.