Jun. 17, 2012
Marion Star staff report
MARION – On June 18, 1812, President James Madison signed a Declaration of War against the United Kingdom of Great Britain.
To commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812, the Ohio War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission has planned a flag-raising ceremony for 11:30 a.m. Monday. The ceremony be held simultaneously in all 88 counties of Ohio.
Marion’s ceremony will be in the parking lot at the rear of the Marion County Building, 222 W. Center St. The ceremony should last about 30 minutes.
There will be several speakers, and the Marionaires and Primrose Ringers will perform.
Also of note, the Marion County Historical Society has released its latest publication.
“The War of 1812 – The Role of the Area Now Known as Marion County, Ohio” features a review of key events of the war from national, state and local perspectives, according to a news release.
Researched and written by Willis Thomas and Randy Winland, the publication coincides with the opening of the new Heritage Hall exhibit, “War and Peace 1812-1859.”
Stop in at Heritage Hall, 169 East Church Street, Marion, anytime between 1 and 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday through October to visit the exhibit and gift shop.
The “War of 1812” publication is available at a cost of $5 with all proceeds going to the Marion County Historical Society.