The Richard Somers statue and mural still stand in Somers Point. Yet, without your help, he will soon be forgotten. Our children will never know how he and other great Americans like Richard Stockton and Sarah Spencer Washington made New Jersey and the rest of America a great and special place.
Join us on Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 to
Remember Richard Somers!
Born in 1778 n Somers Point, NJ
Died 1804 in Tripoli
Ceremony 12:00 Noon at the Somers Mural & Statue by the Somers Point Library… 801 Shore Road in Somers Point, NJ. (In case of rain, meet us at Gregory’s Restaurant at 900 Shore Road, one block away).
Following the 30 minute ceremony will be a fundraising buffet benefiting LibertyandProsperity.org, the sponsor of this event:
LibertyandProsperity.org Fundraising Buffet
12:30 to 3:30pm (immediately following ceremony)
Gregory’s Restaurant (across the street & 1 block away)
900 Shore Road, Somers Point, NJ (parking across the street)
$25 per person (cash bar) Pay at the door.
Besides relaxing with like minded people, this event gives us needed funds to deliver our message for the rest of the year. We receive no government funding. If you are unable to attend, it is not too late to pay the $30 dues to be a member of our group or to make a tax deductible donation in any amount.
The story of Richard Somers of Somers Point explains when America was great, and why.
America had no army or navy, and tried to be at peace with the world for our first 13 years as a nation. Because of this, Americans abroad were often attacked, robbed, and sold into slavery by Muslim privateers in the Mediterranean, and French pirates in the Caribbean. When Americans finally built a navy to stop this in 1798, Richard Somers was one of the first to join. At age 23, Richard Somers commanded a warship that sailed 5,000 miles to fight Islamic terrorists by the Shores of Tripoli in North Africa. He was sent by President Thomas Jefferson. Come hear his amazing story and the meaning of “Millions for Defense…Not One Cent for Tribute.”
There was a time when every American school child knew this story. At this moment in our country’s history, it’s vital that everyone learns the valuable lessons from the Richard Somers story. Somers, New York is named after Richard Somers. The first monument at the Annapolis Naval Academy honors Somers and his crew. The poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was named after Somers’ second in command. There are Richard Somers monuments all over his home town of Somers Point, NJ.
For the past 50 years, people who hate America and our way of life took control of our schools, colleges, media, and Hollywood pop culture. Every day, they systematically distort and manipulate the history of our country. Their purpose is to persuade more Americans to hate our country and our unique culture and system of limited, constitutional government, and maximum individual freedom and opportunity. Telling stories of great Americans and the good they did does not advance their agenda.
Many of us today don’t know the importance of Richard Somers and why knowing it is important to our future. On Tuesday, September 4, 2018 you have an opportunity to hear the story and meet other fellow Patriots. We hope to see you there and please say hello to any of our members or speakers.
Don’t forget that we meet every Saturday morning for breakfast.
9:30-10:30 am, Shore Diner (609-641-3669)
6710 Tilton Road (GS-PKWY Exit #36), Egg Harbor Twp., NJ 08234