Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Sunday, September 27, 2015

For our British friends...

Sunset over the  OUTER BANKS


 TODAY I'D LIKE TO SHARE SOME PHOTOGRAPHS 
I TOOK AT THE BRITISH CEMETERY IN MEMORY OF
THE CREW OF THE HMT BEDFORDSHIRE, WWII
ON OCRACOKE ISLAND
IT WAS A VERY TOUCHING EXPERIENCE BY ALL 
ON THE TOUR
This cemetery has been maintained for all these years by the crew of Coast Guard Station on Ocracoke please
click here to read about this cemetery 
The crosses below were placed in remembrance
by the N. C. Coast Guard
Of the 4 British soldiers buried here only Lt. Cunningham  and Stanley Craig, telegraphist were identified
The other two are unknown and The remainder of the Bedfordshire crew was lost at sea



The headstones below were placed in remembrance by the
British Government

To this day the cemetery continues to receive visitors from all over. We were astonished to see all the money they leave.   The coast guard puts it money back into the care of the cemetery.
There was a British lady on our tour...she did not know about this cemetery. She was brought to tears by the kindness and beauty of the area.  Note the gold British coin.



24 comments:

  1. Wow Madi...these pictures are beautiful! Your Mama did a wonderful tribute to the British sailors!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  2. Oh thank you, our lovely American friend, for showing us these pictures of this cemetery. How beautifully it is kept, but how sad the loss of life.
    Have a peaceful Sunday,
    Gail and Bertie.

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  3. It's amazing all the little and big cemeteries that are kept all around the world for fallen military personal.

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  4. Hari Om
    ...brought mist to the eyes..... and tell mum she did BRILL job with the water photo!!! Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

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  5. Beautiful photos.........and what a lovely memorial to those brave British sailors....no wonder the British lady on the tour was touched............

    Love, Sammy

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  6. that's a wonderful and touching story. It's great that this 4 people are not forgotten... but I wish there would be a way to find out who this two unknown people were...

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  7. That is so very nice. So glad you went there and took some pictures of it.That is such a nice and well done cemetery. You all have a great day.

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  8. stunning photo of he moon on the water. love it. and a great story about the cemetary and the money. Madi so glad you got to see that moon from the dock

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  9. Lovely Madi and very touching indeed..the gold British coin looks like our one and two dollar coins which are gold as well..oh and have the Queen on them since we still have our ties with Britain :) loves Fozziemum xx

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  10. That is a beautiful memorial to the British sailors. It is sad that two were unable to be identified.

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  11. What a beautiful memorial. Thank you for sharing this, Madi!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  12. That is beautifuls! What a great memorial for our Pals across the Pond, and their families.
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  13. That is very touching that so many leave money-and that no one steals it.

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  14. That is so very touching!! Mum is all leaky eyed! What a wonderful tribute and thank you so much to all those who look after the cemetery! xxxxxx

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  15. That is beautiful! Glad you posted it!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  16. Gweat posty bootyful. Have a pawsum day.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  17. That sunset and you are just beautiful pretty Madi!

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  18. What nice photos, Madi. Thanks for sharing them, and the British cemetery with all of us.

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  19. Pawsome pics....Now Mom wants to go back to the Outer Banks.

    Hugs,
    your guy Raz and The Florida Furkids

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