Monday, December 3, 2018

Wreaths for Boscawen

We want to share with you a great event that is happening in New Hampshire on December 15, 2018

We will be laying 2,100 wreaths at the NH Veterans Cemetery, on December 15, 2018 ~ Starting at 10:30 am.  We laying the wreaths a bit differently then in years past...hopefully your questions can be answered on our FAQ page.

This is an idea that started with a Gold Star Family in 2007 and was inspired by the wreaths placed at Arlington National Cemetery (Worcester Wreath Company) the Blue Star Mothers decided we needed to answer this Christmas wish.

Your donation of $7.00 will help us purchase the 12" Ring/22" Face Balsam Wreath with a four loop red bow. Our wreaths are purchased locally and delivered to the NH Veterans Cemetery on December 17th. Download the 2018 Donation Form where you can make your donation in Honor of or in Memory of someone that will be entered on our Tribute page or you make your donation thru our PayPal account.

Join us for the Wreaths for Boscawen on December 15th.

 To learn more visit: Blue Star Mothers of NH ~ Wreaths for Boscawen

The Heroes Christmas Tree

The Blue Star Mothers of NH are once again hosting Heroes Christmas Trees around the state. What started as one tree here in Laconia in 2006.

Stars of gold, black, and blue adorn the trees bearing the names of United States service members past and present.  Blank stars are available for those who would like to add the name of someone currently serving or a past veteran to the tree.

May God bless our sons and daughters this holiday season, those who are now serving and our veterans, our Blue Stars; they stand for hope and pride.

May God bless those we will hold forever in our hearts, our Gold Stars, for their sacrifice to the cause of liberty and freedom.

May God bless those for whom we are still waiting for their return.

Black Stars; they represent our POW/MIA’s.  6 Vietnam POW’s

Gold Stars: Our fallen

Blue Stars: Currently serving or Veterans

Blue Star Mothers of

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Open Letter to Our Veterans

Since we became an independent country many years have come and gone, however, there is one constant that remains from the 1700’s through today. Our country has had many brave men and women volunteer to defend our country.

There was a movie produced about World War II, whose name I cannot recall, but at the end there is a line which rings true (even though the words are not an exact quote), “Where do we get these brave men and women to always step forward when the need arises?” These men and women come from all over our country and too many times are taken for granted. Men and women, who during times of war and peace, are on-call 24 hours a day 7 days a week and spend countless holidays, birthdays and special events away from their family and friends.

The pay is not great, but they continue to volunteer and many make it a career. They are mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, cousins and friends. We may not always agree in the wars and battles that we fight, but this should not deter us from the support we give to these men and women in uniform. It is through the sacrifice that they and the numerous individuals before them have made, which provides us with the freedoms we have to disagree and speak our objections.

While words cannot pay what we owe you and your families, we ‘thank you’ for your sacrifice. To the families who have lost loved ones, we offer our most heartfelt condolences. Many of us have never endured the pain you must feel, but our hearts hurt for your loss and wish we could help ease your pain. Let us never forget the people who did not make it home.

Remember those still serving in our prayers and never take for granted the sacrifices they make. In closing, one more time I would like to say…… THANK YOU!!!

Blue Star Mothers of New Hampshire

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Blue Star Memorial Marker Dedication

The New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. Invites you to the Unveiling and Dedication of their BLUE STAR MEMORIAL MARKER...
…a tribute to the Armed Forces who have defended the United States of America
New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery
110 Daniel Webster Highway
Boscawen, NH
(Memorial Walkway)
When: Sunday, October 21, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Please RSVP by October 14 to Susan Miner ~ 603-303-6385
Susan Miner
NHFGC Blue Star Chair
Blue Star Memorial Project - Susan Miner
NHFGC is kicking off a project to install a Blue Star Memorial Marker at the NH Veterans Cemetery located in Boscawen, NH. What is a Blue Star Memorial you may ask? National Garden Clubs, Inc., began this program in 1945 to honor the men and women serving in the Armed Forces during World War II. The name "Blue Star Memorial Marker" was chosen for the star on flags displayed in homes and businesses denoting a family member serving in those times. Now we erect these markers along highways, National Cemeteries, Veterans Cemeteries, Veterans Medical Centers and other civic locations to honor all our members of the Armed Forces of the United States, those who have served; those who are presently serving; and those who will serve in the future, to ensure that all our Armed Forces are never forgotten. You may have seen the Blue Star Memorial Highway markers as you have driven throughout our nation.
NHFGC will be accepting donations from our member clubs, individual club members and veterans groups throughout the state to raise the funds for this project.
Many of our club members and/or their loved ones are veterans and have ties to this cemetery. Any donation checks should be made payable to NHFGC with Blue Star Memorial Fund noted in the memo portion.
Thank you for helping us honor our country’s veterans. You can access additional information about Blue Star Markers by going to the NGC website, .
The photo is of a Blue Star Memorial Marker that is erected in Georgia. The overall height, when erected, is 7'6". The marker size is approximately 41" high by 45" wide (inside plate is 30"x 42"). It is cast aluminum, identical on both sides. The lettering is raised relief; the emblem is modeled relief with a prismatic star. Caption lines are 2x2". "NH Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc." will be inscribed on this memorial plaque as its sponsor.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Honor and Remember Flag Presentation for Deborah Crosby

"As an American asked to serve, I was prepared to fight, 
to be wounded,to be captured and even prepared to die, 
but I was not prepared to be abandoned."
Former POW Eugene "Red" McDaniel - 1967-1973
Please join the Northeast POW/MIA Network and New Hampshire Honor and Remember on Thursday, September 20, 2018 ~ @ 6:30pm PM. at Hesky Park, Meredith, New Hampshire for the presentation of the Honor and Remember Flag to Deborah Crosby, daughter of Lt.Cmdr. Frederick P. Crosby. 
Deborah Crosby, whose father Lt. Cmdr. Frederick P. Crosby, shot down as a Navy pilot in the Vietnam War, it was June 1965. Deborah Crosby, was only six when she was sent home from the first grade to learn her father was presumed dead, though his body had not been found. Lt. Cmdr. Frederick P. Crosby’s remains were returned to his family last year.​
The weekly vigil will follow the flag presentation at 7:00 pm. All are invited to join us. 
Over the years people from the area, state and country have gathered in support of those POW's who have returned, their family, as well as those who did not and those MIA's and the abundance of evidence that shows were left behind. The theme, "When one American life is not worth the effort, we as Americans have lost" is still a fact and today with American soldiers, men and women, serving in harm's way, is even more important. We as American must stay vigilant on their behalf in support of their families.
Faith, Trust, Truth, Responsibility and Accountability…Facts outweigh Opinions..The Vigil Continues.
Bob Jones - 677-7045
Northeast POW/MIA Network

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Seacoast Salutes


  • To our Seacoast Community, Join us for a day of celebrating with veterans and families at Redhook brewery .  Plan for a day packed with plenty of great food and entertainment, live bands, rides, magic show, wildlife show, games and other adventures. Activities for all the family. We look forward to having you with us.

  • When: Sunday, September 30

  • Time: 11 AM - 4 PM

Where: Cisco Brewers Portsmouth
35 Corporate Dr.,
Pease International Tradeport
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Cost: Active Duty Military members, veterans and their families are free.
General Admission: $8.00 and Family Pass: $20.00

On Sunday September 30, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Service Credit Union will host Seacoast Salutes, a one day event to honor the sacrifices of our active duty military personnel and their families.
Hosted by Greg Kretschmar from New Hampshire’s most popular morning show WHEB’s Greg & The Morning Buzz, the event will be held at Cisco Brewers in Portsmouth, NH and include live musical performances, bouncy houses, a climbing wall, a mechanical bull, face painting and more. Once inside, enjoy free food from many seacoast favorites such as Chill Catering, and Shaker Pond ice cream. The first 1000 guests through the gate receive a free t-shirt.
Major sponsors inlcude Cisco Brewers, Long Term Care Partners and Sig Sauer.