100 Nights of
We Remember D-Day
On this day, seventy-five years ago, one of the most remarkable turning points of World War II took place.
1944 D-Day: Although the term D-Day is used routinely as military lingo for the day an operation or event will take place, for many it is also synonymous with June 6, 1944, the day the Allied powers crossed the English Channel and landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, beginning the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi control during World War II.
Within three months, the northern part of France would be freed and the invasion force would be preparing to enter Germany, where they would meet up with Soviet forces moving in from the east.
The heroism and bravery displayed by troops from the Allied countries on D-Day will never be forgotten.
Taps being played Nightly
We are still trying to fill out the calendar. As Noel set out earlier, we are also trying to Sound Taps at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Manchester, NH. If you can not make it up to Boscwen, this is a great way to still participate. Everyone was sent an email on how to sign up. If you have any questions or problems, please reach out to Noel Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 early2. Warm up out of the site (near your car)3. Quietly and respectfully Move to the area of sounding taps4. Stand at ease until bells start5. At 7:00 pm come to attention6. After last bell (number 7) start to sound taps7. After sounding taps take a couple of minutes to shake the hands or talk to anyone in attendance.
A NOTE FROM NOEL
I am witting asking for your help. Many of you know that about eight years ago we started sounding taps at Mount Calvary. At that time we had the support from the JROTC Cadets at Manchester West High School which was great! But when the Commander of that Unit retired and a new replacement was hired, things started going south. When the new commander of the JROTC decided that his Cadets could no longer sounds taps. Several of the members from the Catholic War Veterans decided to keep our program of nightly taps alive so they took a digital bugle and used it to sound taps. This is still working this year but their members are getting older and are asking for our help. So please consider sounding Taps in Manchester every now and then though out then Summer.
To sound taps in Manchester please contact me and I will let the members of the CWV know and I will put you in on their calendar.
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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