100 Nights of
Winter Hours are currently in effect at both cemeteries.
Taps are played Sundays at 1:00 PM
In keeping with all state requested precautions, please wear a mask when you are entering the cemeteries. Please continue to use social distancing by staying 6 feet apart while talking to people. Finally, please do not shake hands. Remember the precautions are for your safety as well as the public.
Thank you Volunteer Stan Bodner. Images from Christmas at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery.
We continue to sound Taps on Sundays during the winter. This is Grace Orr sounding taps on a cold Sunday Dec. 13th
We would like to thank EVERYONE who volunteered to sound Taps this year. It is because of our dedicated volunteers, that this impressive program continues to honor our veterans. Below are pictures from throughout this year.
MOUNT CALVARY CEMETERY
Taps at Mount Calvary Cemetery
Volunteers Are Needed
We are looking for volunteers to assist playing Taps at both the NH State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen and Mount Calvary Cemetery in Manchester, NH.
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EFFECTIVE JUNE 15, 2020 - UPDATED NH STATE VETERANS CEMETERY COVID-19 POLICY
From the NH State Veterans Web Site
As of Monday, June 15th there is no longer a restriction on the number of guests that can attend a service.
We strongly recommend that guests wear masks while attending services.
Social distancing from cemetery staff, clergy, Honor Guard, and funeral directors is required. Social distancing among guests is strongly suggested.
Pall bearers, family and/or funeral directors will move the casket, if applicable. We do request that face coverings are worn.
Military Honors are being conducted by all branches.
The Honor Guard may will have masks available and will wear them at the request of the family.
Presentation of the flag is at the discretion of the family. If the flag is presented by the honor guard, it is strongly recommended that the person receiving the flag and anyone in the vicinity wear a face mask. The other option is to have the military fold the flag and return to the casket or urn table for the family to retrieve after the service. Some military branches are directed to place the flag on the casket or urn table to avoid direct contact.
The Army and Air Force are not able to provide firing details at this time. The Coast Guard, Navy and Marine Corps do not provide firing details.
Families may arrange, at their own expense, for a firing detail provided by a Veteran Service Organization.
Please take all directions from the cemetery staff.
Guests must leave the burial site immediately after the service is complete.
Services are still limited to 20 total minutes.
The chapel is available for services. Chairs will be six feet apart. Masks are required inside the chapel except when speaking from the podium. The maximum number of guests in the chapel is 20.
Funeral Directors and family members are encouraged to continue electronic exchange of paperwork.
The administration building and Veterans Heritage Learning Center are open. Masks are required inside the administration building and strongly recommended inside the VHLC. The restrooms outside of admin remain available to the public.
Proper Procedures for Sounding Taps
As we are in the middle of this year's season, we would like to remind everyone the proper and respectful way to sound Taps.
1. Arrive at the Cemetery early
2. Warm up near your vehicle in the parking lot
3. Quietly and respectfully move to the area where Taps are sounded
4. Stand at ease until the bells ring (applies to the Veteran's Cemetery only)
5. At 7:00 pm come to attention and sound Taps
6. After sounding Taps, take a few minutes to talk with anyone in attendance. At this time please refrain from shaking hands and respect the 6 foot separation rule that is currently in effect.
Since 2005 to the present, members of 100 Nights of Remembrance sound taps at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, NH and The Mount Calvary Cemetery in Manchester, NH every evening rain or shine at 7:00 PM from Memorial Day through September 11th. After the 100 consecutive nights closing ceremonies, taps is then sounded once a week on Sunday afternoons at 1:00 PM Rain, shine or even snow until the opening ceremony each Memorial Day. 100 Nights of Remembrance is dedicated to honoring and paying the highest respect to those who have served in our Armed Forces and all our fallen heroes. The public is welcome to attend these solemn ceremonies. “So We May Never Forget”
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