100 Nights of
Just a reminder that we are NOW to our Summer Hours.
Taps will be played at 7:00 PM
In keeping with all state requested precautions, Please wear a mask when you are going to the Cemeteries. Also please continue to use social distancing by staying 6 feet away while talking to people. Finally, please do not shake hands. If needed do the elbow bump.
Remember the precautions are for your safety as well as the public.
Volunteers Are Welcome
We are always looking for volunteers to play taps at the NH State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen and
Mount Calvary Cemetery in Manchester, NH.
If you are interested please email Noel at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Updated Procedures the NH State Veterans Cemetery due to COVID-19
From the NH State Veterans Web Site
Based on guidelines from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Cemetery Administration, the following guidelines are effective at the NH State Veterans Cemetery (NHSVC) until further notice:
The NHSVC is open and will continue to provide interments for Veterans and eligible family members. Starting March 23, 2020, as a matter of public health and safety, committal services and the rendering of military funeral honors, whether by military personnel or volunteer organizations, will NOT be conducted at the NHSVC. Immediate family members (limited to 10 individuals) of the deceased may witness the interment of their loved one from a safe distance. A committal service with military honors may be scheduled after these restrictions are lifted
. The NHSVC remains open to visitors, but we strongly urge all guests to obey local travel restrictions. Staff will be onsite Monday – Friday, 8am to 4pm. Staff will maintain physical distance from each other and from visitors. The NHSVC office is closed to walk-in traffic. Check-in for interments will happen at the gravesite. Staffing of the administration office will be mostly remote. If your call is not answered, please leave a voicemail and your call will be returned as soon as possible.
Further updates will be posted on the NH State Veterans Cemetery Facebook page located at: https://www.facebook.com/NHSVC/?ref=br_rs For more information about the government’s response to COVID-19 please visit: https://www.coronavirus.gov
Proper Procedure of Playing taps
As we begin our new season and hopefully getting new volunteers, we would like to remind everyone the proper and respectful way to sound taps.
1. Get to the Cemetery early
2. Warm up out of the site (near your car)
3. Quietly and respectfully Move to the area of sounding taps
4. Stand at ease until bells start
5. At 7:00 pm come to attention
6. After last bell (number 7) start to sound taps
7. After sounding taps take a couple of minutes to communicate with anyone in attendance. At this time please DO NOT shake hands. Please 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”
If you have any additional questions or would like to sponsor 100 Nights of Remembrance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org