LT William S. Bush Memorial Breakfast
Join us for Morning Colors in front of “Old Ironsides” On PIER 1, followed by breakfast at the USS Constitution Museum.
Guest Speaker – Larry Kirby
Larry Kirby enlisted in the US Marine Corps in 1942. He served in the Pacific with the 3rd Marine Division and took part in three amphibious landings: Bougainville, the liberation of Guam and the battle of Iwo Jima. Larry was a trained Scout/Sniper and held the rank of a Platoon Sergeant. In 1995, Larry published an account of his service in Stories from the Pacific: The Island War, 1942-1945, a book which he spent 45 years summoning the courage to write and four years to finish. Larry will tell a highly personal and compelling story about his experience, focusing on the terror, tedium, camaraderie, and sacrifice of serving during wartime, as well as the universal themes of fear and brotherhood. This is a unique opportunity to spend time with a member of the Greatest Generation and reflect upon the qualities of sacrifice and service that make our nation great.
About the LT William S. Bush Memorial Breakfast
The Bush Breakfast honors the memory of LT William S. Bush, the first U.S. Marine Corps officer to die in the War of 1812. During USS Constitution’s battle with HMS Guerriere the ships exchanged cannon fire until they collided and their rigging became entangled. LT Bush raced to lead his men on board Guerriere, but as he turned to ask Captain Isaac Hull, “Shall I board her?,” he was shot down by the British. Two centuries later, Constitution and the U.S. Marine Corps continue their honorable service to our country. The USS Constitution Museum serves as the memory and educational voice of ‘Old Ironsides’ and ensures that her stories, including those of the U.S. Marine Corps and LT Bush, are preserved and shared with future generations.
Questions? Contact the Development Department at email@example.com or 617-426-1812 ext. 108
Date: November 8, 2019
Time: 8:00am - 10:00am
USS Constitution Museum