Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Christmas at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery

 These photographs were taken on Saturday, 4 December 2021, on the day the wreaths were laid on the graves at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, New Hampshire.

The New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery was established in 1997.  The first veteran interred was Ernest Holm, who served in WW1 and WWII, along with his wife.  This cemetery has an online burials database, with maps showing the locations of burials, using the VA National Cemetery Administration National Gravesite Locator. It's very easy to use.  There is also a calendar of events and burials, and some handy links for military records, and other organizations. 

The wreaths here were placed by volunteers by Wreaths for Boscawen, organized by the Blue Star Mothers.  Wreaths are locally sourced, and are donated or purchased by individuals and businesses. See the links below to donate/sponsor a wreath, or to volunteer for the wreath laying. 

For the truly curious:

The New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery - https://www.nhsvc.com/
110 Daniel Webster Highway
Boscawen, NH 03303   info@nhsvc.com  

Blue Star Mothers of New Hampshire, Wreaths for Boscawen -  https://www.bluestarmothersofnh.org/wreaths-for-boscawen

The New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery Facebook group -  https://www.facebook.com/NHSVC/  


To Cite/Link to this blog post:  Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Christmas at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery"; Nutfield Genealogy, posted December 7, 2021, ( https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2021/12/christmas-at-new-hampshire-veterans.html: accessed [access date]). 

1 comment:

  1. I am of the age when these things are important, so a couple of years ago, I received a letter indicating that my identification as a New Hampshire veteran was confirmed by the VA and I am now eligible for burial in a Veterans Cemetery.

    Only one more requirement remains... :)