British Cemetery, Ocracoke

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  • Never noticed the sign during our many trips to Ocracoke. Not aware of the ship tragedy in 1942. The burial and honor site is very well maintained. A ceremony is conducted every May to honor the sailo...  more »
  • Just standing and looking at the grave stones brings to mind just how important the British were (and are) to the US. These men gave their lives in Service helping to protect our coast from the German...  more »
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  • Very beautiful cemetery..Peaceful
  • Every year on May 12, the anniversary of the HMS Bedfordshire's sinking, members of the US Coast Guard, the National Park Service, and the British Royal Navy honor the men buried at this cemetery. Visitors and locals alike are welcome to witness the ceremony, and many do, standing quietly by and honoring the fallen heroes. During the memorial, current servicemen place wreathes along each of the graves, while island locals read aloud the names of the dead that had fallen during the deadly reign of the Torpedo Junction. To close the ceremony, the sailors are honored with a quiet playing of "Taps," followed by a 21-gun salute. Great for history buffs
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