Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn
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Commodore John Barry
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Father of the American Navy
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Club Commemorates Commodore Barry’s Contributions on Memorial Weekend Trip to Philadelphia.
The Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn traveled to Philadelphia on Memorial Day Weekend, Sunday, 25 May 2014 for a day of commemoration and festivities. Msgr. DiGiralamo celebrated a special mass in commemoration of the Commodore’s contributions.
The bus arrived at Old St. Mary’s Church in a historic section of Philadelphia at 10 o’clock. Members explored the quaint Colonial neighborhood before attending an 11 AM Mass to honor the patriot who emigrated from Ireland, fought with Washington in the American Revolution and went on to found the American Navy. The Church has a magnificent pipe organ and Donal Nolan augmented the music with beautiful vocal renditions of some traditional Irish airs.
After the service, members paraded to Commodore Barry’s grave in the near by cemetery. The recent dedication of the Commodore Barry Memorial at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD was a theme in the ceremonies.
At the Commodore Barry Irish Center in Germantown, they enjoyed lunch and dancing. Leaders in the Irish American community addressed the membership on important issues. They informed members on recent dedication of the Commodore Barry memorial at Annapolis.
Mary Lennon and Mary Nolan next to wreath at Old St. Mary's Church
Donal Nolan sings at service in Old St. Mary's Church
Club parades from Church to Commodore Barry's grave
President Mary Nolan addresses gathering
Russ Wylie of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick speaks
Seamus Boyle of the Ancient Order of Hibernians speaks
Donal Nolan sings Danny Boy at Commodore Barry Club of Philadelphia
Lucy Wussou and John Houlihan
Mary Nolan and Bridgette Gregory call raffle ticket
Eithne Quigley and Donal Nolan on the dance floor
Eithne Quigley, Donal Nolan and Mary Nolan