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Join us as the Fairfield County AOH celebrates Commodore John Barry Day, the “Father of the American Navy”, a title bestowed on him not by current generations of admirers, but by his contemporaries, who were in the best position to judge.
RECEPTION IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING AT THE PORT 5 NAVAL VETERANS HALL. CONTACT JIM MURRAY AT JMurrayTN@aol.com if you plan to attend
In the space of 58 years, this son of a poor Irish farmer rose from humble cabin boy to senior commander of the entire United States fleet. Intrepid In battle, he was humane to his men as well as adversaries and prisoners. Barry’s war contributions are unparalleled: he was the first to capture a British war vessel on the high seas; he captured two British ships after being severely wounded in a ferocious sea battle; he quelled three mutinies; he fought on land at the Battles of Trenton and Princeton; he captured over 20 ships including an armed British schooner in the lower Delaware; he authored a Signal Book which established a set of signals used for effective communication between ships; and he fought the last naval battle of the American Revolution aboard the frigate Alliance in 1783
This year we celebrate our 65th Annual Communion Breakfast on Sunday March 8, 2015. The Mass will start at 8 a.m. at St. Patrick Church, 851 North Ave, Bridgeport. Breakfast will follow at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn, 1070 Main St., Bridgeport. This year our celebrant and keynote speaker will be The Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano, Bishop of Bridgeport.
We will assemble at 7:30 a.m. in the church hall to receive our carnations. Then accompanied by pipes, drums and color guard we’ll march into church at 7:50 a.m. The uniform of the day will be a green necktie, suit or blazer and shined dress shoes. For the continuation of this proud Irish Catholic tradition, we welcome sons, grandsons, and nephews to join us.
Please see the ticket prices on the order sheet below, the breakfast will be a full hotel style buffet. If you would like to attend the Communion Breakfast but do not have the means, please note it on your reply.
For your convenience, you can make payments for your breakfast tickets, dues, patrons, etc. on-line using any major credit card. Please visit www.aohjfk.com, and look for “Pay Online” on the header. Whether you plan on attending the breakfast or not this is your official notice that 2015 dues are now due.
Please consider our e-mail version of the newsletter as paper and stamps are a costly means of communication. Please email me with your current email if you are not currently receiving the e-newsletter.
Your payment for dues, breakfast and program patron must be received by March 1, 2015.
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