The New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery is located on 104 acres of land that was previously part of the state forest. This site was set aside on July 1, 1997 as the final resting place for NH residents who served in the Armed Forces and their spouses.
I’ve been to Arlington National Cemetery and a couple of our American Cemeteries overseas, and this state cemetery can hold its own. It is beautifully landscaped, lovely gardens, well maintained, and a humbling place to visit.
For 100 nights, from Memorial Day through September 11th each year, taps are played at 7 p.m. each evening. Following the 100 continuous evenings, taps are then played each Sunday at 1 p.m. rain, shine or show.
Why? “So We May Never Forget”
Mission Statement: To provide and maintain a dignified final-resting place to honor all veterans and eligible dependents which expresses the State’s gratitude for their service to the country.
The New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery conveys peace through natural beauty and is a source of pride to veterans’ families and residents of New Hampshire.
Linked to Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors, August 16, 2018.