Nicely crafted statue of Commodore John Barry, a major figure in the development of he American Navy. In the south plaza behind Independence Hall, this is a reminder of the importance of the focus on naval power to combat the omnipresent British navy and its threat to the emerging nation. A beautiful park with Barry's statue at the center, there is room to sit, talk and reflect on the period after the Revolution when the US was creating a new set of institutions on which to build a future. Barry belongs in the larger portrait of key leaders of this period with the statue as one small token of his contribution.
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