Little red mailbox to be erected in memory of Wesley Belisle

By on May 23, 2018

Photo of Wesley at Lillian Street, where an impromptu memorial of shells and other items was placed after he disappeared. (The Outer Banks Voice)

A special memorial to the New Hampshire 4 year old who was swept off the beach by a rogue wave while walking with his family last month will be dedicated Thursday.

A Little Red Mailbox Of Hope is being erected at the Lillian Street Beach Access in Kitty Hawk in memory of Wesley Belisle during a ceremony at 4 p.m.

The box will be adorned with a set of wings on each side in Wesley’s favorite color of orange.

If you can’t make it to the dedication, we’ll have live coverage on the Outer Banks Voice Facebook page, and post an archive of the broadcast later.

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  • Laura Hicks Sirles

    Rest In Peace sweet angel Wesley 🧡

    Wednesday, May 23 @ 11:11 pm
  • Niki Stafford

    My breath still catches when I hear about Wesley. He earned his wings that day. I can only imagine the fun he is having in heaven and the many people he has already met. I feel for his mom and Dad bc no parent should have to lose a child at such a young age. I think the mail box is a wonderful idea and maybe next time more security on beaches like more lifeguard posts? Fly high Wesley!

    Thursday, May 24 @ 8:48 pm
  • Doug Sams

    Such a tragedy to loose their only child in such a way. That stretch of beach,where I have spent much time on,used to have a great sandbar that you could wade out on and the waves broke offshore.The beach reclamation has made it treacherous.I almost lost my 9 y.o. daughter and her friend there last summer..The waves now break right at the shore. Tossed my 6.3. 215lb body head over heels twice when a couple of rogue waves crashed over us…Had not had that happen to me in over 40 years…Luckily the girls and I made it out….Not very safe when you are 15 feet offshore and in 6 ft of water

    Friday, May 25 @ 10:54 pm