Daily Archives: June 19, 2012

The Woodlands celebrates War of 1812 Bicentennial

yourhoustonnews.com June 18, 2012 By Matt Stephens With The Woodlands Fire Department’s Engine 101 flashing its lights and sounding its horn, dozens of proud Woodlands citizens raised red, white and blue bells in the middle of Market Street Square, echoing … Continue reading

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Historic sites mark War of 1812 bicentennial

By Elaine Della-Mattia The red geraniums at the Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site are the official flower to mark the War of 1812 bicentennial. The symbolic plant has been a tradition in Niagara-on-the-Lake as the tribute flower to all those who … Continue reading

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War of 1812 ceremony marked with a celebration of peace

washingtonpost.com By Steve Vogel, Published: June 18 | Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 12:00 AM Representatives of the United States, Britain and Canada marked the 200th anniversary of the start of the War of 1812 during a ceremony Monday at Baltimore’s Fort McHenry, with … Continue reading

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Ohioans mark the start of the War of 1812 with flag raisings, bell ringing

6/18/2012 BY JIM PROVANCE BLADE COLUMBUS BUREAU CHIEF Members of Weapons Co., First Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment raise the colors today, in the form of a U.S. 15-star, 15 stripe flag, also know as the Star Spangled Banner, during an … Continue reading

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Pageantry, reflection during War of 1812’s bicentennial

CTV News Actors with Parks Canada wait for the start of activities during commemoration events for the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 at the Halifax Citadel National Historic site in Halifax, N.S., on Monday, June 18, 2012. (Mike … Continue reading

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Peace takes precedence at War of 1812 bicentennial celebration

Maryland Community News Online Monday, June 18 O’Malley, British and U.S. officials use anniversary to highlight close relationship between nations by c. benjamin ford, Staff Writer   With an undefeated record against Britain in wars, U.S. and Maryland officials highlighted … Continue reading

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The Warts of 1812: The Unglamorous Truth About a Hyped-Up War By Adam Chandler

The Atlantic Jun 18 2012, Forget the bombs bursting in air over Baltimore. The conflict actually started with a botched U.S. invasion of Canada.  A historical reenactor watches tall ships dock at the Port of New Orleans during a War … Continue reading

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Teaching The War Of 1812 Different In U.S., Canada

June 18, 2012 Monday marks the 200th anniversary of the start of the War of 1812. Even though it’s a conflict that inspired our national anthem and in which the British burned down the White House, the war remains a … Continue reading

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Goldline Offers Uncirculated Gold Coin Commemorating Bicentennial of War of 1812

MarketWatch.com 1/4 Ounce Gold Coin From Royal Canadian Mint Available Exclusively From Goldline SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jun 18, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Goldline International is the exclusive dealer for the Royal Canadian Mint’s quarter-ounce gold bullion coin commemorating the bicentennial … Continue reading

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The War of 1812: When the U.S. Invaded Canada — and Failed

Two hundred years ago on June 18, the U.S. declared war on Great Britain. What followed is known as the War of 1812, a conflict whose bicentennial will be marked very differently by the U.S. and Canada By Ishaan Tharoor … Continue reading

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