For an hour last night island resident Leonard Meeker captivated more than 75 people crowded into the Ocracoke library as he shared his first hand account of the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion and the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. As senior legal counsel to the State Department during John F. Kennedy's presidency Leonard had a unique opportunity to participate in and help shape US policy that very likely prevented a nuclear exchange and WWIII.
Leonard's excellent presentation was taped. I understand that our local radio station WOVV will broadcast his talk this afternoon about 4:30 or 5 o'clock. You can listen on the Internet. Click here to go to WOVV's web site: http://www.wovv.org/.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Ocracoke and the War of 1812. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news102112.htm.