Monthly Archives: April 2012

Military kicks off War of 1812 bicentennial

army.mil By Gary Sheftick FORT MEADE, Md. (Army News Service, April 27, 2012) — The bicentennial of the War of 1812 was launched last week in New Orleans with a commemoration that revolved around the Navy’s Fleet Week celebration there. … Continue reading

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Celebrating 200 years of statehood

thenewsstar.com Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, left, plays rubboard with Earl ‘Washboard’ Sally, center, of Opelousas, and band leader Chubby Carrier, right, of Lafayette, Saturday during the Bicentennial Family Homecoming, a celebration of the Louisiana’s 200th birthday at State Capitol Park … Continue reading

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Sorting out Laura Secord’s War of 1812 role

April 29, 2012 By Don Glynn Niagara Gazette QUEENSTON, Ont. — — Questions abound to this day whether Laura Secord was really the heroine that she is portrayed in dramatic events of the War of 1812. She is often credited … Continue reading

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Culinary Specialists show their skill at Fleet Week Galley Wars competition

dvidshub.net Courtesy Story Courtesy PhotoSailors cut up peppers in the early stages of their entree preparation. Hugh’s Catering hosted the “Galley Wars” competition where sailors from five ships were given one hour to prepare a meal for judges and guests. … Continue reading

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Star Spangled Service Day – On Bicentennial of War of 1812, CSX, City Year and Under Armour Transform Francis Scott Key School

–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CSX Corporation (NYSE:CSX): What: For the fifth time in four years, CSX Corporation and City Year will join forces for a large-scale day of service in Baltimore, this time transforming the Francis Scott Key School. Nearly 100 volunteers from … Continue reading

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False intelligence:Mission accomplished?

Mirror, Mirror, Then and Now Revisiting the War of 1812 in its Bicentennial Year Date published: 4/29/2012   EAST CHATHAM, N.Y. –Two hundred years ago this month, the administration of President James Madison dealt with what in our time might … Continue reading

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ommemorating the War of 1812 — Why remembering is important

  By Katie Ryalen Apr 28, 2012 in  + It is called “the Forgotten War.” With the coming bicentennial anniversary of the War of 1812, the federal government’s commitment to reviving interest in the event is seen as a positive … Continue reading

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