Photo of USMMA Midshipmen Included in New York Museum Exhibit
KINGS POINT, N.Y., December 19, 2013 – A photo of midshipmen at the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) will be included in a special presentation to compliment the exhibition, “Rising Waters: Photographs of Sandy,” at the Museum of the City of New York. The exhibition, which marked the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, chronicles the storm, its aftermath, the relief and recovery. It features 500 photos that were chosen out of more than ten thousand submissions by amateur and professional photographers.
The photo “Acta non Verba” taken by Veronica Barry, Acting Director of USMMA’s Office of External Affairs, while volunteering on Veterans’ Day 2012, shows approximately 300 midshipmen being briefed by Kings Point alumnus, Captain David Taliaferro, '07, of the New York Army National Guard at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn before arriving on the devastated Rockaway peninsula. “People were completely overcome with emotion when they saw eight busloads of midshipmen arriving in boiler suits volunteering to help,” said Barry. “I think that is why the photo was chosen.”
Rear Admiral James A. Helis, Superintendent said, “I could not be more proud of our midshipmen, their service brings life to our motto, ‘Deeds not Words’. This photo will be a permanent record of the tremendous response by USMMA’s midshipmen, alumni and staff.”
The photo will be on view from Friday, December 27th to Sunday, December 29th. For more information click: Rising Waters at the Museum of the City of New York.