Prayers are said and hymns are sung.
Water is readied for the arrival of the boats,
as they line up to approach the pier.
and a sprinkling for all willing to receive,
whether large or small.
And a wreath has been prepared,
to be given to the "Raven",
with the families of the departed
to carry to their loved one's resting place.
This was Kodiak, Memorial Day, 2011