Sunday, February 9, 2014

Trinidad Civic Club Memorial Plaques, (And How The Names Get There)

Copyright 2014, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

There is a pleasant spot for reflecting in Trinidad, this park sits high overlooking the water.

The Memorial Lighthouse, is a replica of the functional lighthouse on Trinidad Head.  Constructed and maintained by the Trinidad Civic Club, the signage is dated 1949.  A new stainless steel top and windows were installed in August of 1998.

In the 1970's the Civic Club decided to establish a memorial plaque dedicated to souls lost at sea.  By 1974 there was a marble slab and soon the words "Lost At Sea" and seagulls were added.  In 1975 the first four names were inscribed, in September of 1975 inscriptions for those who had ashes spread at sea were added.

Each Memorial Day friends and family gather to pay their respects and remember.

We were visiting May 22, 2013. Memorial Day soon approaching.  What have we here?

Man and I felt very honored to be present while additional names were being inscribed. Note there are quite a few plaques on this long wall.  I believe I was able to get photos of all the names.

A artist at work, memorializing those who have gone before.  The hands of a working man and artist both.  Tools, few.  Memories and emotions, many.


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