When: Sun., May 27, 2-2:45 p.m. 2018
The ceremony honors those who have been lost or buried at sea, and whose names are engraved on the memorial plaques. The program begins with bagpipe music by Matthew Marshall, followed by the flag ceremony and pledge of allegiance led by McKinleyville Boy Scout Troop 99 and Girl Scouts from Redwood Service Unit. Dana Hope, Trinidad Civic Club President will preside over the ceremony and will welcome guests. The Reverend Lesley McCloghrie, Priest Associate, from Saints Martha and Mary Episcopal Mission in Trinidad will give the invocation and Vocalist Claire Bent will sing "Amazing Grace" and "Aloha 'Oe." Special Guest, Captain Gregory Fuller, Commander, Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay will address the audience and a poem by Robert Louis Stevenson titled "The Light Keeper" will be read. Trinidad Mayor, Susan Rotwein, will ring the Trinidad Head Lighthouse keeper's cottage bell. Janine Volkmar, Recording Secretary will read the 244 memorial names, followed by a USCG helicopter flyover. Saxophonist Matthew Brogdon will play "Taps" to close the ceremony.