NH State Veterans Cemetery - September 2021 Edition
We hope everyone had a restful Labor Day weekend. The transition from summer to fall is always so incredibly beautiful, as the temperatures moderate and the colors change. We love all times of the year, but autumn really is wonderful.
We conducted 111 interments in August for an average of 5.0 per day, which is just slightly higher than our 3-year August average. The staff remains busy placing grave markers, tending the grounds, and working on the Memorial Walkway. We will continue replacing bricks on the Memorial Walkway throughout the fall. There is always plenty to do.
The 100 Nights of Remembrance will conclude on Saturday, September 11th. The group will gather for a brief ceremony starting at 6:30 PM and concluding with the playing of TAPS at 7:00 PM. TAPS will be sounded by many of the volunteers, so it is a great chance to meet them and learn more about the program. Also, it will be Noel Taylor's final day as director of the 100 Nights of Remembrance. Noel was the founder and has served as director since 2006 and we are grateful for his service and sacrifice, both as an Army veteran and member of our community. The 100 Nights of Remembrance was created in NH and is a point of pride for our state and community. The Knights are always looking for volunteers, regardless of musical experience. Please go here to learn more about the 100 Nights of Remembrance. After 9/11, the group will return to performing TAPS once per week on Sunday at 1:00 PM. Nightly TAPS will resume on May 30, 2022.
Saluting Branches is scheduled at the NHSVC on Wednesday, September 22nd. There will be no committal services that day. This is a fantastic program for which we are very grateful. Learn more about Saluting Branches here.
The Army Air Corps Monument was dedicated on August 22nd. You can look at photos of the event here. Stop by and check out this beautiful tribute to Army Air Corps veterans.
Unfortunately, we've had to push the rebuild of the Army Monument back to Spring 2022. We still plan to disassemble the monument in October. We are grateful for the many individuals and companies helping with this project.
Upcoming events at the NHSVC
• Blue Knights Monument Dedication - Saturday, September 11th @ 2:00 PM on the Memorial Walkway
• 100 Nights of Remembrance Closing - Saturday, September 11th @ 6:30 PM @ the Circle of Flags
• Fall Memorial Walkway Clean-up - date TBD
• Place flags for Veterans Day - Wednesday, November 10th @ 1:00 PM
• Retrieve flags from Veterans Day - Monday, November 15th @ 1:00 PM
• Wreaths for Boscawen - Saturday, December 4th @ 10:30 AM
• Collect Wreaths from Graves - Saturday, January 8th @ 10:30 AM
If you would like to donate to Wreaths for Boscawen, please go here. As always, thank you to the Blue Star Mothers of NH for supporting this wonderful program.
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Thank you for your support of the veteran community, and specifically to the NH State Veterans Cemetery. Have a joyful, healthy, and peaceful autumn.