AFSA Chapter 155 and the local Air Force Association (AFA) Chapter are collaborating on a project to place an Air Force Memorial Monument at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, New Hampshire. The primary purpose of this memorial is to honor all those sharing connections with New Hampshire and the Air Force, past, present, and future. Our chapter is extremely proud to be involved with this project. 

 

New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery Landscaping Projectt
Each May chapter volunteers go to the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen to do some clean-up, landscaping and planting at the NH Air Force Memorial prior to the Memorial Day services there. It turned out to be a great day with chapter members cleaning up theb curbing surrounding the cemetery and also cleaning up the Memorial Walkway. The Cemetery Director, Michael Horne and his staff are very helpful with tools, wheelbarrows, hoses and supplies to keep this beautiful site ship shape. The chapter provides lunch for the volunteers. Chapter volunteers also go to the cemetery in October in preparation for the Veteran’s day activities on November 11th each year.

To find out more about the cemetery and it's plans for the future, visit their website at www.nhveteranscemetery.org

Pictured to the right (starting from the left) are Lena Grenier (holding her dog Buddy!), Ryan Grenier, John Symington, Al Caldwell, Danny Symington, Marthy Gladu and Celeste Bragg. 


POW Memorial Project

tEach April, members of Chapter 155 take on the project of sprucing up the POW memorial located at the entrance to Pease Air National Guard Base. The area is raked, swept and trimmed, vegetation is cut back and new flowers are planted. The chapter provides replacement flags as needed for this memorial. In September the chapter undertakes another clean-up, fall plantings many members participate. On POW/MIA day in September the chapter sponsors and participates in a remembrance ceremony and a yellow wreath is placed for the fall season. In December a red wreath is placed for the holiday season. Many thanks to Peggy Caldwell who organizes these annual projects and to the volunteers who donate their time to make this a reality.