Politics is nothing. We are free only on the ocean. ~ Renato Beluche
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Seafaring Sunday: A Hero Remembered
September 16, 1956: A statue of John Barry, Commodore in the U.S. Navy and privateer for the Continental Navy during the Revolutionary War, is erected at Crescent Quay in County Wexford, Ireland. The plaque on the statue reads:
Presented to the people of Ireland by the United States of America, 1956, in recognition of Commodore Barry's outstanding contribution to the naval annals of his country.
He was born in county Wexford and is buried at St. Mary's Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Header: Statue of Commodore Barry, Wexford, Ireland via Wikipedia