Monthly Archives: December 2011

Travel Tip: War of 1812 Events

PeterGreenberg.com Travel news you can use from America’s travel expert. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ You’ve heard of events commemorating Civil War battles and the American Revolution. But not a lot of people talk about the War of 1812. Until now. This is, after … Continue reading

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A war, and its proper due

By TOM SHANAHAN, Commentary Friday, December 30, 2011 A flag blows in the breeze next to a grave marker in the War of 1812 Cemetery in Cheektowaga, N.Y., Wednesday, May 8, 2002. Town officials say they have sufficient evidence to … Continue reading

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NEW YEAR’S DAY LEVEE: We’re going to party like it’s 1812

By Grant LaFleche and Don Fraser QMI Agency The official start of the War of 1812 bicentennial celebrations isn’t until June, when events mark the declaration of war between Britain and the United States. But for local re-enactors and history … Continue reading

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Travel back in time to sermon 1812-style

By Penny Coles   Learn about tension, recession in US and Europe 200 years ago     Bill Leighfield, chair of Council at Grace United Church, greets Ninian Holmes ((aka Rev. Dave Pritchard) who will give a contemporary sermon from … Continue reading

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Old Ironsides: A vessel to remember

December 29, 2011 One hundred ninety-nine years ago today, the USS Constitution defeated a British warship, HMS Java, off of Brazil in one of the great triumphs in American naval history. After Old Ironsides’ victory, the British admiralty forbade its … Continue reading

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The Town of Eden kick off bicentennial celebrations with fireworks Jan. 1, 2012

Eden bicentennial logo On Jan. 1, 2012 the Town of Eden will kick off their 200th anniversary celebration with a fireworks display. The event is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. at the Eden America Newell-Faulkner Post 880 on Legion … Continue reading

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GLYNN: Cannon fire to open War of 1812 events

December 28, 2011 COLUMN BY DON GLYNN — The cannons will boom at Fort George and Fort Niagara on New Year’s Day — a salute to peace between the two nations — to mark the first event for the War … Continue reading

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War of 1812 monument to pay tribute to Canadians

Zoe McKnight Staff Reporter Wed Dec 28 2011 Every year for the last five years, Theodore Schofield has played militiaman, marine, naval officer and cannon operator in re-enactments of the War of 1812 at Sackets Harbor naval base in upstate … Continue reading

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War of 1812 Bicentennial Peace Garden Trail Map Unveiled Highlighting Several Regions Throughout New York State

Monday, December 26, 2011 Five New York State Regional Tourism Offices in collaboration with the International Peace Garden Foundation unveiled a NEW Trail Map today pinpointing seventeen historical sites across the state and three in Ontario, Canada. The gardens commemorate … Continue reading

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Cape Cod and the War of 1812 Bicentennial

Cape Cod Today The Bourne Courierreminds us that Cape Cod has another historic anniversary coming, the bicentennial of the War of 1812 which will see many dignitaries and tall sailing ships arriving in Massachusetts which played a prominent role in … Continue reading

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