Friday, July 31, 2015

Norland Post Office named in honor of the Rev. Canon Richard L. Marquess-Barry

On Friday, July 31, the Norland Post Office in the city of Miami Gardens was officially named for Canon Barry. Fr. Barry has served the Miami community for many years, most recently as the rector of The Historic St. Agnes Episcopal Church in the Overtown area of Miami. Perhaps most significant of his community service is his dedication to brining people together and bridging the many divides of Miamians. Canon Barry has served the Episcopal Church for 39 years. 

In thanking the crowd for their support, Canon. Barry reflected on the shoulders on which he stands. “Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime, and departing, leave behind us footprints on the sands of time. I’m hoping that Ive left some footprints that my two grandsons can step in,” remarked Canon Barry. Both grandsons were present for the ceremony.

Also of note in attendance were many elected officials including the mayors of the cities of Miami-Dade, Miami Gardens and Opa-Locka, city council persons, the Postmaster General of Miami and the chief of staff for the Honorable Frederica S. Wilson, U.S. Representative of the 24th Congressional District, who was responsible for introducing the legislation to dedicate the facility to Canon Barry.

View photos from the event here.