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Matthew Calbraith Perry
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Happy Birthday In Heaven!
- A Marine's Daughter
 Added: Apr. 10, 2006
 
May you always rest in peace.
- Jennifer
 Added: Apr. 10, 2006
 

- Molly & Katies Mom~**~
 Added: Apr. 10, 2006
 
Remembering you on your birthday Sir. Rest in peace and God bless
- Medora
 Added: Apr. 10, 2006
 
Love from a Navy man's aunt...send your angel over there to Iraq and help God end this war! Thank you, sir. God bless.
- Laura Tips
 Added: Apr. 10, 2006
 

- Cynthia Kaley
 Added: Apr. 10, 2006
 
Rest in peace
- P.L.M.
 Added: Mar. 6, 2006
 

- Republican
 Added: Mar. 4, 2006
 
Remembering you on this day Sir. Rest in peace and God bless
- Medora
 Added: Mar. 4, 2006
 

- A Marine's Daughter
 Added: Mar. 4, 2006
 

- jimbo
 Added: Jul. 30, 2005
 

- Just another taphophile
 Added: Apr. 10, 2005
 

- Me & Badger ♥
 Added: Apr. 10, 2005
 
Know that you are remembered on your birthday. Rest in Peace.
- Doc
 Added: Apr. 10, 2005
 
Happy Birthday Commodore Perry!
- smudge0199
 Added: Apr. 10, 2005
 

- Just another taphophile
 Added: Mar. 4, 2005
 

- Belle
 Added: Mar. 4, 2005
 

- Terrance Crooms
 Added: Mar. 4, 2005
 

- HOLLYWOOD GIRL
 Added: Mar. 4, 2005
 

- Cath Kirby-White
 Added: Mar. 4, 2005
 
Rest Well
- A Marine's Daughter
 Added: Mar. 4, 2005
 
REPOSE EN PAIX!
- quebecoise
 Added: Feb. 6, 2005
 
Dear Commodore Perry: I marvel at your determination and haughtiness in compelling Nippon to open up to us Yankees. At the Perry Memorial in Kurihama on Uraga Bay, where you first landed on July 8, 1853, I asked the surly museum man (back during my January, 2001 visit) what impressed him the most about the story of your expeditions -- about you. He said that he thought your most brilliant move was being so unavailable, so aloof. That is, you simply refused to come out of your quarters to meet with any Japanese, except for a high-ranking representative of the Bakufu -- the Tokugawa shogunate. And what a fine move it was to go up Tokyo Bay in a gunship, against the anxious pleas of your adversaries, far enough to see Edo Castle, and to put the fear of Jesus, or at least Uncle Sam, into the hearts of Abe Masahiro and his cohorts. This I speculate on: what would history have been like had you failed in your mission? Would Japan have modernized and ultra-militarized as quickly as it did under Meiji? Would there have been a Pearl Harbor, a Bataan Death March, a Unit 731, and a Rape of Nanjing? Would Japan and America be the friends that we have become? What you sought was the expansion of U.S. power and the mercantile interests of your friends in the steamship and Asian trade businesses. How complex and huge the effects of your missions. I have an admiration for you that is similar to what I feel about those Mormons who cut a path down the treacherous and seemingly impassable gorge we now call Hole-in-the-Rock, Utah, at Lake Powell, though I will not be wearing any specially blessed protective underwear, nor will I be sporting an American flag from my car or anywhere else, anytime in the forseeable future. Be that as it may, I bid you peace in the great void, and I will make one more attempt to locate your grave there in the Island Cemetary in Newport.
- Keith Fitzgerald
 Added: Dec. 21, 2004
 

- Edward Perry
 Added: May. 26, 2004
 
Happy Birthday Commodore Perry!
- smudge0199
 Added: Apr. 10, 2004
 

- God Bless & R.I.P. ~ Daughter Of An Angel ~
 Added: Mar. 2, 2004
 

- Elisa Jones
 Added: Feb. 4, 2004
 
Commodore Perry,
You were an outstanding naval officer and a great American!! Your opening up of Japan to the United States was masterful. God bless you Sir. Rest in peace.
- An Air Force Cop
 Added: May. 23, 2003
 
A bouquet for my ancestor, Matthew Calibraith Perry
- Patricia A. Maloney
 Added: Mar. 15, 2003
 

- Dragon
 Added: Mar. 11, 2002
 

- grave hunter
 Added: Jan. 13, 2002
 

- Erik Lander
 Added: Oct. 24, 2001
 

- Erik Lander
 Added: Oct. 24, 2001
 
WE MUST ALWAYS REMEMBER OUR VETERANS. If we don't remember, then we as American's will have truly failed.
-Anonymous
 Added: Sep. 13, 2001
 
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