Daily Archives: June 9, 2012

Why America forgets the War of 1812

Author Don Hickey discusses the reasons for the conflict and how it’s remembered by our northern neighbors. By Randy Dotinga / June 8, 2012 Writer Don Hickey says in his view, America lost the War of 1812 – not a … Continue reading

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OpSail gets off to dramatic start as tall ship Eagle leads Parade of Sail

dailypress.com By Sam McDonald,smcdonald@dailypress.com | 757-247-4732June 9, 2012   As the tall ships of the OpSail 2012 Parade of Sail cruised toward him, his eyes feasted on a horizon brimming with boats of all descriptions. “This is amazing, the most … Continue reading

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Ceremonial Buoy Set In Baltimore Harbor Marks The Spot The Star Spangled Banner Was Written

June 8, 2012 BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Sometimes, historical places are all wet. But an important one in Baltimore’s harbor was marked anyway as the state kicks off the bicentennial of the War of 1812. Alex DeMetrick reports, this historical marker ties … Continue reading

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Navy hopes War of 1812 bicentennial improves image

By: BROCK VERGAKIS | Associated Press Published: June 08, 2012 NORFOLK, Va. –NORFOLK, Va. (AP) The Navy hopes nationwide celebrations commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812 will reconnect Americans with the importance of their Navy. The Navy has … Continue reading

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The War of 1812 explodes on TV: Film explores fiery turning point of the war

Postmedia News By Randy Boswell, June 8, 2012 Recreated battle scene from the History Television documentary Explosion 1812, to be aired Sunday, June 17, 2012. Photograph by: Handout , 2011 Yap 1812 Productions Inc. ______ This month’s 200th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Navy aims PR campaign at War of 1812 bicentennial

newsleader.com Jun. 9, 2012 A formation of U.S. Navy Blue Angel fighter jets perform a flyover above graduating midshipmen during the May 29 U.S. Naval Academy graduation and commissioning ceremonies in Annapolis, Md. / The Associated Press _______ Written by … Continue reading

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Navy targets War of 1812 bicentennial celebrations with PR blitz to improve public perceptions

The Washington Post By Associated Press, Published: June 8 NORFOLK, Va. — The Navy is targeting the War of 1812 bicentennial celebrations with a public relations campaign to help reconnect Americans with the importance of their naval service after recent surveys … Continue reading

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