The City of Somers Point will hold a Richard Somers Day event, Wednesday September 15, which coincides with the birthday of Richard Somers.
Somers was born September 15, 1778 at Bethel and Shore Road.
The City of Somers Point was named after his family.
Somers was an officer in the United States Navy. He was killed during an assault on Tripoli during the First Barbary War in 1804.
The City will be hosting crew members from the USS Somers.
The USS Somers was a Destroyer in the United States Navy named after Naval hero Richard Somers.
The Somers was commissioned on April 3, 1959 and was active until it was decommissioned on November 19, 1982.
There will be a ceremony starting at 9:00AM at the Richard Somers Memorial Park (801 Shore Rd, Somers Point, NJ 08244).
The City will honor the men that served on the USS Somers and the man the ship was named after.