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In the Summer of 2017, I visited the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, New Hampshire for the first time. My NH Veterans Memorials page was quite popular and I wanted to add another page to my website: Images of New Hampshire History.
I have photographed all of the Memorials in the Memorial walkway as well as the 20 Points of New Hampshire Military History. This page, dedicated to the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery is now the 2nd most visited page on my website. With the blessing of the NH State Veterans Cemetery Association, I am in the process of writing a book about the History of the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery for its 25th Anniversary. Due to the amount of research required to capture 25 years of history of the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, writing should conclude sometime in the Summer of 2023 with a possible publish date of early 2024.
Please use the Contact Page if you are able to assist my project with Videos or Photos of the Groundbreaking, Dedication Ceremony (May and September 1997) or any specific Memorial orMonumentDedication Ceremony (Korean War, US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, US Coast Guard, Global War on Terror, etc.).
Status of "A Place in the Pines" : January 15, 2023
I have at this time written about the legislative history of the establishment of the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, the building of the chapel and initial columbariums. I have documented the 20 Points of New Hampshire Military History and the Monuments and Memorials in the Memorial Walkway dedicated under Director Roger Desjardins.
I am currently focusing on the Monuments and Memorials in the Memorial Walkway dedicated under Director Mike Horne.
After 6 months of research on the U.S. Army Monument, I can now move on the the U.S. Coast Guard Monument, of which my father was a proud veteran. Following the memorials dedicated under Director Mike Horne, I will document the ones dedicated under the current Director, Shawn Buck. The final chapters will document the Heritage Learning Center, Annual Events (Memorial Day, 100 Days of Remembrance, December wreaths), the 25th Anniversary Celebration and finally current projects such as the NH Women Veterans Memorial and the Military Suicide Loss Memorial of which I am honored to be on the planning committee. Due to financial issues from working a 2-Day workweek for 9 months, I have accepted a position with Evident Scientific in Waltham, Massachusetts. My writing time is back to one day a week (Saturdays) and I am still focusing on the U.S. Coast Guard. I was fortunate with the assistance or Rear Admiral John Mauger to have a tour of both the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Ct., as well as the Tall Ship USCG Eagle while it was docked in Portland Maine. I have purchased over a dozen book on the U.S. Coast Guard and plan to honor my Father in this chapter the best I can. It looks like I'll be writing well into 2024. Have no fear, the finished product will be worth the wait .
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