Sayr Hurley, a member of Phaneuf Funeral Home had the honor of attending the annual wreath-laying ceremony at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, Dec. 12.
The Blue Star Mothers of NH began the “Wreaths at Boscawen” event as a way to honor the veterans buried at the cemetery. Each year the sections are rotated, so all veterans and their families are honored. The idea started with a Gold Star Family in 2007, inspired by the wreaths placed at Arlington National Cemetery.
The Blue Star Mothers of NH support patriotism, assist veterans’ organizations, and support active-duty service personnel. They provide a place for parents of currently enlisted soldiers to get the support they need while their son or daughter is serving in our military.
Through hard work, donations, and spreading the word, approximately 1,500 wreaths were placed in the cemetery. For more information, go to http://www.bluestarmothersofnh.org/WreathsBoscawen.html