Monday, October 13, 2008

"Ellis Island Annie" given headstone at last

More than 80 years after her death, the first person to pass through Ellis Island finally has a marker on her last resting place.

A Celtic cross carved from Irish blue limestone was placed Saturday on the Queens gravesite of Annie Moore, who was just a teen when her 1892 trip through the immigration center made headlines worldwide.


Overdue salute to Ellis Island's first immigrant placed at grave

1 comment:

CJ said...

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there... I do not sleep.
I am the thousand winds that blow...
I am the diamond glints on snow...
I am the sunlight on ripened grain...
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you waken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of gentle birds in circling flight...
I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry—
I am not there... I did not die...