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413. homenaje a guillermo brown

Buenos Aires, Recoleta Cemetery, Guillermo Brown

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).

Buenos Aires, Recoleta Cemetery, Guillermo Brown

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.

Buenos Aires, Recoleta Cemetery, Guillermo Brown

Buenos Aires, Recoleta Cemetery, Guillermo Brown

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4 Comments

  1. Hugo Clémeur

    You got me on this pic and video. I am the white head standing besides Father Fahy’s cenotaph.

  2. No one is safe from my camera… at least inside the cemetery! :-)

  3. ElRicky

    No entiendo, ¿de cuando son estas fotos?

    Por otro lado, todo argentino deberia leer el libro “El combate perpetuo” de Marcos Aguinis, una novela que cuenta muy bien la lucha de este heroe en un pais que no era el suyo y no le dio el reconocimiento que merece.

  4. Son del Día de San Patricio en marzo de este año. Una amiga mía que es guia también me avisó del homenaje asi que fui a sacar fotos. Marcos Aguinis es un gran escritor… leí un par de libros de el, pero no “El Combate Perpetuo.” Va al listado de Cosas para Leer :-) Saludos!

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