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


Timmy! said...

Huzzah! for Commodore Barry, Pauline!

Pauline said...

Of course Barry is less well known than John Paul Jones, but he was equally effective.

Charles L. Wallace said...

What giants we had in the Naval Service, then.... (actually, we always have, but today's ones seem more like neighbors and friends and less like ten feet tall. I guess though that in 1800 Decatur, for example, only seemed six feet tall or so. Funny how that works; how legends grow with age...)

Pauline said...

Absolutely, Wally. But David Porter really was six feet tall :)

You all are still America's global force for good. Thank you for all you do to keep us safe!