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Local Hero Richard Somers: Born In Somers Point, NJ 1778. Died At Age 25 In Tripoli, North Africa, September 4, 1804.

Above: This statue of Richard Somers was placed in a park dedicated to his memory in Somers Point, New Jersey, in 2013. An identical statue stands in Somers, New York, a town named for him shortly after his death in

Local Hero Richard Somers: Born In Somers Point, NJ 1778. Died At Age 25 In Tripoli, North Africa, September 4, 1804. Read More »

Highlights Of September 4 Ceremony To Remember “Cancelled” Barbary Wars & Local Hero Richard Somers.

Photos below submitted by Rosemarie Martelli of Little Egg Harbor Township and Despina Protesto of Somers Point, NJ. Above:  Ken Blankenbuehler and Ron Byrd of of Amvets Post 911 in Somers Point presents the colors to begin. The event took

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Learn About Our Richard Somers This September 4. Why Did He Leave Somers Point To Fight And Die In Tripoli That Day In 1804?

PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR EVENT AT 801 SHORE ROAD BEGINS AT 3PM, NOT 4PM THIS YEAR. Every September 4, we gather by the Richard Somers statue and mural by 801 Shore Road in Somers Point, New Jersey.  We tell how

Learn About Our Richard Somers This September 4. Why Did He Leave Somers Point To Fight And Die In Tripoli That Day In 1804? Read More »

Thank You! Once Again, Harry Hurley of WPG Radio 95.5FM/1450AM Donates To Our Richard Somers Event

This morning, Harry Hurley gave me a full hour on his morning drive program to tell the story of Richard Somers.  And why the remarkable story of this local hero got cancelled.  Then, he gave me this check.  Thank you! 

Thank You! Once Again, Harry Hurley of WPG Radio 95.5FM/1450AM Donates To Our Richard Somers Event Read More »

Richard Somers, American Hero from Somers Point

Podcast: Play in new window | EmbedFollow Google Podcasts | Spotify | Android | MoreRichard Somers of Somers Point was a true American hero.  At one time, every school child was taught his story. Now, Richard Somers is cancelled. His

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Mark Your Calendar. Invite Your Friends. Help Us Un-Cancel Local Hero Richard Somers. 3pm This Labor Day Sunday, September 4, 2022

Above Image:  Join us 3pm On Sunday, September 4 When We Again Tell Remarkable Story of Local Hero Richard Somers.  Here At His Mural And Monument, 801 Shore Road and New Jersey Avenue, Somers Point, NJ 08244. Richard Somers, a

Mark Your Calendar. Invite Your Friends. Help Us Un-Cancel Local Hero Richard Somers. 3pm This Labor Day Sunday, September 4, 2022 Read More »

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