Monday, June 17, 2013

New Hampshire Air Force Memorial

The Air Force Memorial is located at the New Hampshire State Veteran's Cemetery in Boscawen, New Hampshire, on the Memorial Walkway.  We were visiting the memorial in 2008 when these photos were taken, and the walkway was still no completed.  The website is  and the photo gallery of the Memorial Walkway can be seen at this link: 

There is also a Historical Walkway that highlights twenty different events in New Hampshire military history.   A stroll along these walkways will introduce you to the many branches and patriotic organizations active in New Hampshire, and there are many names engraved on the memorials.

Our good friend Louis Emond of Nashua, New Hampshire was part of the organizing committee to build this Air Force Memorial.  He has since passed away, but we will always remember how proud he was of this memorial in New Hampshire.  If you have veterans in your family tree, a visit to your state or local veterans cemetery can be a fun field trip, and the offices have much information to help you research your veteran. 

Click on this link to read an article about the New Hampshire Veteran's Cemetery:

Copyright 2013, Heather Wilkinson Rojo


  1. Heather -- I never knew about this particular memorial before, but I have seen many times the USAF memorial in Arlington, VA that sits above the Pentagon on Columbia Pike just to the south of Arlington Cemetery. The Arlington memorial was dedicated in October 2006 and I would walk past it once a month when I sat monthly on a Board at the Navy Annex immediately adjacent to the memorial. As you can see at this link, , the memorial is a much larger version of the one in Boscawen. Since it sits on a hill in Arlington less than three miles from National airport, it is large enough and high enough to require red warning lights on the tips. The link also provides and explanation of the design for both the Boscawen and Arlington memorials.

  2. The shape of the memorial reminds me somehow of an airplane taking off. What is it supposed to represent, or is it an abstract design? I guess I can follow the link in John Tew's comment above.....