Blue Star Mothers sponsoring Wreaths for Boscawen

BOSCAWEN — The Blue Star Mothers of NH, sponsor of the program - Wreaths at Boscawen – would like help in placing wreaths in Sections 1K thru 1S and Section 3 (approx. 1,000 wreaths) on December 14, at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery starting at 10:30 a.m. The wreaths being placed are 12" and will have a red ribbon. The wreath-laying event will coincide with the day that the wreaths are placed on the graves at Arlington National Cemetery.

This is an idea that started with a wish made by a Gold Star Family in 2007 that were facing their first Christmas without their son who is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, and was inspired by the wreaths placed at Arlington National Cemetery by the Worcester Wreath Company, the Blue Star Mothers of New Hampshire decided we needed to answer their Christmas wish

Soldier's Helpers once again will be on hand with refreshments and hot drinks.

At noon the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) will hold a ceremony at the Circle of Flags in conjunction with Wreaths Across America. The ceremony coincides with similar ceremonies across the United States of America with placing ceremonial wreaths on the military service markers.

The Gold Star Mothers will return on January 11, 2014 starting at 10 a.m. to help pick up all the wreaths and all are welcome to join.

Donations are being accepted to help purchase the  12" Balsam Wreath with a four loop red bow. The wreaths cost is $6.50 and they are purchased locally and will be delivered to the NH Veterans Cemetery on December 14. To learn more about the Wreaths for Boscawen visit