Monday, August 23, 2010

Oliver Hazard Perry

Born on August 23, 1785, in Rhode Island, Oliver Hazard Perry, became an American Naval Hero at the Battle of Lake Erie. After the battle, Perry sent dispatches to General William Henry Harrison and wrote "We have met the enemy, and they are ours".
Oliver Perry died on August 23, 1819 - on his birthday.

1 comment:

  1. That is such a famous quote. But I wouldn't have known who said it.......... :o( thank you for sharing.