Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn
The Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn traveled to Philadelphia on Memorial Day Weekend, Sunday, 27 May 2012 for a day of commemoration and festivities. Departing form Brooklyn at 8 AM, the group stopped in Staten Island to pick up passengers before continuing on to Philadelphia. 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 Club has raised over four thousand dollars towards the Commodore Barry Gate at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis and this projct was a focus of this year's trip.
Charlie Nolan and John Houlihan join pipers to lead the parade to the cemetery
John Houlihan and Lucy Wussou enjoy the bus ride to Philadelphia
Mary Nolan and Msgr. DiGiralamo at Commodore Barry’s Grave
James Sullivan and Frank Thompson of the Ancient Order of Hibernians
Martin Kelly, Michael Mollaghan, Russ Wiley, Mary Nolan, Mary Lennon, Peter Lovette and Joseph King
Club at the Potato Famine Memorial
Lunch at the Irish Center in Germantown, Philadelphia
Dancing at the Irish Center
Left: Ceremonies at Commodore Barry’s Grave. Right: Mary Lennon, Lucy Wussou, Eithne Quigley, President Mary Nolan (above Donal Nolan, John Houlihan and Martin Kelly), model of Commodore Barry Gate, Seamus Boyle, National President of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, John Murray, Joan Meinert, Peter Lovette, Thomas Hughes, and Mary Peterson