100 Nights of

Remembrance

WINTER HOURS ARE STARTING

SUNDAY, SEPTEMTER 12TH

Taps are played Sundays at 1:00 PM

Thank You for your service

Noel Taylor retires after 16 years of overseeing the 100 Nights of Remembrance

Noel Taylor help founded the 100 Nights of Remembrance. He oversaw the organization for 16 years and grew it so it is now recognized through out the state. Taps is also now played every night from Memorial Day to Labor Day at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Manchester, NH.

Congratulations Noel and Thank you for everything you have done. We wish you luck in this new chapter in your life.

We would like to welcome our New Director, Eric Schindler

Eric wanted you to get to know him. Eric was gracious enough to send in the below information on himself.

My bugling career started as a clarinetist at about age 8. After a few months I found I didn’t enjoy the clarinet and was given an old, beat up cornet my cousins had used growing up. Lessons began about age 9. I didn’t practice much. Joined the school band aged 12 where I practiced every day. My trumpeting improved. I still have that cornet.

Joining the Boy Scouts presented the use of the bugle in the field. Bugling merit badge became a goal. I acquired a used “Official Boy Scout Bugle” (which we still have) and learned all the calls in the merit badge book. Bugle calls were regularly sounded at camping trips, and summer camps for many events. Yes, the merit badge was earned. Additionally, I’m a Bugling Merit Badge counselor for Scouts that desire to earn that award.

Next unique bugling opportunity was at Quantico, Virginia as I entered Marine Officer Candidate School The drill instructors yelled for everyone who played an instrument to come to the center of the hall. We all ran at full speed. The first guy interviewed said he played violin. The drilled instructors yelled at him and had him start doing push ups. Great intro. I was next. They handed me a bugle and I could play every call they asked for. I became the bugler for my Marine training company. Reveille, Assembly, Taps every day. To The Color was played at the Training Center headquarters for raising the flag, Retreat to bring it down. Then I graduated and had no call to play the bugle for years.

Then my children were born. My family didn’t appreciate mornings as I did. The kids often heard reveille when I was time to get up. Noisy? Yes. The kids knew it was time to get up.

Many years passed. An inter-service transfer shifted me to the Navy after entering medical school. I served as a flight surgeon and operational test pilot in the Navy. In 2004 I retired from the Navy and began my next career as a civilian physician.

More years passed. I had started bugling with the Honor Guard of my American Legion post. Admittedly, I put a guy out of work who had been ‘playing’ the electronic Ceremonial Bugle. I’m not as perfect as a recording as I insert a human element into Taps. Playing the bugle as part of our team for funeral ceremonies is one of the more meaningful events in my life.

The parents of my son-in-law told me about Bugles Across America. I joined. Each event we play is unique in terms of venue, the associated military service, and yet the same due to the emotions we see on the faces when we sound the notes. BAA has been such a grand opportunity that when the state director moved and asked me to step up, I became the New Hampshire State Director for Buglers Across America.

100 Nights of Remembrance was created through the unique vision of Noel Taylor. His retirement offered me an opportunity to further promote what we buglers can do in celebrating those who have passed and provide the twenty-four notes so many of us have heard for years. To paraphrase Psalms 100, we get to “make a joyful noise….”

Semper fi.



2021 Closing Ceremonies

We would like to Thank all the NHSVC and Mt. Calvary, the guest speakers, volunteers, Veteran Posts, the caterer and ALL the horn players. In addition, we would also like to thank all who came out and attended our closing ceremonies.

New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery

Mount Calvary Cemetery

Mt. Calvary Cemetery

Father and Son Nick and Chris Fay

Sergeant at arms and also a bugle - Jim Covatis

Firing Squad from Jutras Post

Colors presented by Commander Jutras post Commander John Lemire

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Entrance and Pledge of Allegiance

The MC - Post Commander Catholic War Veterans Post 1624 Maurice Tremblay

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Opening prayer by Deacon Kevin Cody

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Buglers also playing amazing grace by Keith and Jen Raiche

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Taps

Firing squad from Jutras Post


Thank you to Irene Morin for all the pictures and videos through out the year. It was greatly appreciated.


With the event's currently happening in the world, many might feel overwhelmed. The Military Crisis Line is staffed by caring, qualified responders from VA. Many are Veterans themselves. They understand what Service members have been through and the challenges that members of the military and their loved ones face.

Thank you!

Thank you to the Catholic War Veterans and all musicians for their dedicated service to the 100 Nights of Remembrance. The program began in 2005 at the NH State Veteran’s Cemetery in Boscawen, NH and later expanded to the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Manchester, NH. Special acknowledgements go to Noel Taylor, Ray Lamy and Roger Pinard for their work and dedication to this project and ensuring that Taps was played nightly from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

The 100 Nights Project is currently in need of new volunteers to reach out to community groups and to organize and schedule musicians to play Taps. There is an immediate need for this year and going forward into the future. Assistance can be a single person or a group of people. Boy Scouts considering an Eagle Scout Project, Veteran’s Groups interested in keeping the project going, or anyone interested in serving the community is welcomed. Assistance will be provided. We are also looking for musicians to play Taps. If you are interested or would like to learn more, please email Denise at 100nightsofrememberance@gmail.com

Updated Covid 19 Procedures

Please continue to use social distancing by staying 6 feet apart from others.

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.

If you are interested please email 100nightsofrememberance@gmail.com


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.

About Us

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”

If you have any additional questions or would like to sponsor 100 Nights of Remembrance, please email noeltylr@gmail.com

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.

Eric Schindler, Stan Bodner, Lee Hirtle and Allan Brown

Thank you Volunteer Stan Bodner. Images from Christmas at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery.

MOUNT CALVARY CEMETERY

Taps at Mount Calvary Cemetery

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