Her Excellency the Governor of Bermuda Rena Lalgie

The lasting impact of the life of US Navy Midshipman Richard Sutherland Dale – one of the last casualties of the War of 1812 – was remembered on February 24th at St Peter’s Church, Their Majesties Chappell, in an annual service held by The Friends of St Peter’s Church. Her Excellency the Governor of Bermuda Rena Lalgie laid a wreath on behalf of the family of Captain Scarritt Adams, USN, who founded the service.
Also remembered are the 15 black and white American prisoners of war (including Dale) who were interned in Bermuda and, for the most part, housed in the convict hulk Ardent, moored off St George’s Square. US Consul General Karen Grissette laid a wreath on behalf of the Connecticut Society of the Daughters of 1812 and the Hon Jarion Richardson, JP MP, laid a wreath on behalf of The 1805 Club.
Readings were by Her Excellency the Governor of Bermuda Ms Rena Lalgie and Her Worship the Mayor of St George Quinell Francis. The TS Somers Sea Cadet Corps provided a guard of honour.
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US Consul General Karen Grisette lays a wreath