Thought that this may be of some interest to my readers too. Thank you David.
Writing a blog means that one’s attention is often grabbed by the subject in the strangest and most unusual of places. I have slowly collected bits about American official statues and commemoration around the world, statues to Presidents or streets and squares named after them in out of the way parts of Europe, and this week, whilst on a short break, I found another.
The United States Government erected the above gravestone out of the national pocket, to a number of it’s citizens drowned in a wreck in the middle of the nineteenth century. What I found most interesting is the fact that the local population chose to bury the dead in the same graveyard as the Kings of ScotlandIona, a small island off the coast of the Isle of Mull, is the holy…
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