Friday, May 13, 2005

Friday the 13th

No misfortunes on the island least none that I know of (but "Friday the 13th" just makes too good a title). Let's hope there are none.

This morning's ceremony at the British Cemetery was well attended and, as always, moving and memorable. The British Union Jack fluttered in the breeze. For the first time a representative of the Cunningham family (Lieutenant Thomas Cunningham's son) was in attendance. The cemetery and surrounding grounds were neat and well-kept, thanks to the Ocracoke Coast Guard personnel. A new black granite marker engraved with a likeness of the "Bedfordshire" and listing all of the crew members has been placed at the site by Ocracoke residents and friends.

Be sure to visit the cemetery on your next visit to the island.

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