Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn
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Commodore John Barry
Revolutionary War Hero
Father of the American Navy
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COMMODORE BARRY DAY CELEBRATION ON STATEN ISLAND
On Thursday, NOV 13, 2014, members of the Commodore Barry Club paraded to Staten Island’s Commodore Barry Borough Hall for a festive celebration of Commodore Barry’s contributions to our country. Commodore Barry Day is in September, but the celebration was delayed this year owing to the Club’s September trip to Philadelphia for the dedication of the John Barry Historic Marker and to construction around Borough Hall.
Commodore 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.
At Borough Hall, Anthony Basile greeted Mary Nolan and presented her with a Proclamation from Borough President James Otto. John Houlihan led the members in singing the Irish and American national anthems. Assemblyman Michael Cusick spoke about contributions of the Irish to our community. President Mary Nolan praised Commodore Barry’s contributions to our country. The Club placed a wreath at the plaque to Commodore Barry inside of Borough Hall.
President Mary Nolan and Assemblyman Mike Cusick
The Club parades to Borough Hall.
Front: Maureen Donohue, Pres. Mary Nolan, John Murray, Hon. Mike Cusick and Danny Johnson.
Joan Hughes, a descendent of the Barry family, speaks.
Anthony Basile, representing Borough President Otto, presents Pres. Mary Nolan with a Proclamation.
Rachel Shapiro of the Staten Island Advance interviews Pres. Mary Nolan.