British Cemetery, Ocracoke

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  • The graves are from the 1800’s. I thought some would be older and could possibly be but those markets are hard to read.  more »
  • This is free exhibit, can be seen in just a few minutes, and is most definitely worth the couple minutes to walk or golf cart to it. I won't spoil it, just go see it, read the signs. You might tear...  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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