Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn
Commodore Barry Borough Hall Staten Island
COMMODORE BARRY CELEBRATION ON STATEN ISLAND
Tuesday, 20 SEP 16, at 12 Noon, members of the Commodore Barry Club paraded to Staten Island’s Comm Barry Borough Hall for a festive celebration of Commodore Barry’s contributions to our country. Commodore Barry Day is 13 SEP in New York State.
John Barry immigrated to America as a cabin boy. His excellent seafaring skills quickly raised him to the rank of captain. When the Revolutionary War broke out, he vigorously supported his new country by leading and developing the American Navy. He saw many sea battles and was very feared by the British.
Renee Sarno greeted Mary Nolan and presented her with a Proclamation from Borough President James Oddo. Donal Nolan led the members in singing the Irish and American national anthems and played an air on the tin whistle. Tom Alverson of the Clan Eireann played the pipes. Assemblyman Michael Cusick spoke about contributions of the Irish to our community. Charles R. Blaich of that Navy League, Mary Hagan of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians and Peter Lovett of the Fort Hamilton Seniors Center spoke. Members of the US Coast Guard attended. President Mary Nolan praised Commodore Barry’s contributions to our country. The Club placed a wreath at the plaque to Commodore Barry outside of Borough Hall.
Members of the US Coast Guard
Mary Hagan, right of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians
Col. Charles R. Blaich, Ret. of the Navy League and Pres. Mary Nolan
Donal Nolan, left leads in the national anthems.
Renee Sarno presents Mary Nolan with a Proclamation from Borough President James Oddo.
Assemblyman Michael Cusick speaks about contributions of the Irish to our community.