Saturday, November 12, 2011

Richard Somers Monument Benefit

Richard Somers Monument Benefit

The Richard Somers Monument Committee, responsible for the creation of a monument to Richard Somers in Somers Point, will hold a wine tasting party at Gregory's Restaurant, on Shore Road in Somers Point, NJ, beginning at 7:00 PM on Sunday, November 20, 2011.

The cost is $30, a donation that includes the wine tasting and Hor D'oeuvres. The event will also include a 50/50, and auction that will benefit the Richard Somers Monument, that will be erected at Richard Somers Park, next to the public library, where his remains will be reburied if and when they are repatriated home.

Please sign up and pay in advance. Benefits the Richard Somers Monument.

You can also make a pay pal donation at the Somers Point Historical Society web site:

This is a monument to Richard Somers at Somers, New York, a town named after the US Naval hero who remains buried under a parking lot at Martyr's Square Tripoli.

The name of Richard Somers is engraved on the Tripoli Monument at the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, along with the names of the other naval officers who lost their lives in America's first foreign war.

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