ATKINSON — The Atkinson Cemetery is one of over 1,200 plus locations nationwide that is registered with the Wreaths Across America program. It is a program that remembers our fallen heroes, honors those who served and promotes the value of freedom.

They have 315 veterans including a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient (George Parsons Dow) interned in this town cemetery. Their goal is to place a “Remembrance Wreath” on each of the Atkinson veteran gravesites.

Volunteers will be soliciting local businesses, organizations and individuals in the community to help with fundraising efforts. Wreath sponsorships are $15.00 per wreath and must be in by Mon., November 25.

Sponsorships for the Atkinson Cemetery can be made via If using the website, be sure the sponsorship is directed to “Atkinson NH Cemetery”. Cash or checks can be dropped off with Noriko Yoshida-Travers at the Atkinson Community Center, 4 Main Street. Please make checks payable to “Town of Atkinson, Veterans Wreath” or “Wreaths Across America (NHACAN)”.

If you have any questions, contact Mike Berube at 617-529-6336, Hank Gardner at 603-489-8623, Dick Magoon at 603-988-6826, or Noriko Yoshida-Travers at 603-362-5531.



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