Lighthouse Keeper recognition ceremonies April 7, 2018

Members of Keeper Respess family with color guard from Coast Guard Auxiliary Mathews, Flotilla 66.
Photo by A. Pasek

On Saturday, April 7, 2018, the Chesapeake Chapter of the United States Lighthouse Society honored six lighthouse keepers in ceremonies at four cemeteries in Mathews’s County Virginia. A specially designed Lighthouse Keeper Grave Marker was installed at each grave site.

President Greg salutes the dedication of Keeper Respess’s marker.
Photo by A. Pasek

The family of Keeper Crewe at his marker dedication. Daughter Glenna Crewe Hudgins (center – wearing
tan top coat) spoke of her father’s remarkable life.
Photo by A. Pasek

Article in the Gloucester-Mathews Gazette Journal



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