Although Admiral Guillermo (William) Brown died on 03 Mar 1857, Navy officials waited until St. Patrick’s Day to perform a memorial service. Students from Irish Catholic schools were present as was the current Irish ambassador to Argentina, James McIntyre (center, with glasses, in the row of five people below).
The ceremony lasted about 15 minutes as a military band played both the Argentina & Ireland national anthems & a wreath was laid at the base of Brown’s tomb:
The last piece played by the band was “Amazing Grace” on bagpipes. In spite of the fact that none of Brown’s descendants participated in the ceremony, it is commendable that 154 years after Brown’s death, the country paid homage to one of its most important immigrants… very nice to see.