Daily Archives: June 23, 2012

War of 1812: Grande Parade

By Ian Mather Administrator/Editor 1812 News June 23, 2012 Fort Erie, Ontario held The Grande Parade today one of the largest 1812 bicentennial celebrations in North America. General Rick Hillier was the Honourary Parade Marshal. General Hillier was the Chief … Continue reading

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War of 1812 Recalled on its Bicentennial

military.com Jun 18, 2012 The Kansas City Star| by Darryl Levings Two hundred years ago today, June 18, 1812, President James Madison dipped a quill to ink his name on a document that read, “That war be and is hereby … Continue reading

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Remembering the War of 1812, 200 Years Later

nick.com 06/22/2012 Did you know that several 13-year-olds helped create the flag that inspired the United States’ national anthem? That’s just one of the things kids are learning this month, as the nation marks the bicentennial of the War of … Continue reading

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Replica Ships From War of 1812 at Penn’s Landing Through Sunday

June 22, 2012 By Cherri Gregg PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia waterfront has two visitors for the 1812 bicentennial celebration at the Independence Seaport Museum. During the War of 1812, privateers defended America’s freedom by evading the British naval fleet. Now, two … Continue reading

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Soldiers get parade — 200 years later

Friday, June 22, 2012 A Grande Parade scheduled for Saturday afternoon in Fort Erie will honour War of 1812 soldiers 200 years later with what organizers are calling the largest bicentennial parade in North America. (Photo special to QMI Agency … Continue reading

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Canadian HMS Shannon $2 Coin Commemorates War of 1812

coinnews.net by Darrin Lee Unser on June 22, 2012 The first in a series of five War of 1812 commemorative coins launched into Canadian circulation earlier this week. The 2012 $2 HMS Shannon Commemorative Coin debuted on June 18, 2012 … Continue reading

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Dedication of peace garden and War of 1812 commemoration to take place tomorrow

By Staff reports Rochester, N.Y. — A dedication of the International Peace Garden / Commemorating the War of 1812 Bicentennial will take place on the grounds of the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse, 70 Lighthouse St., Rochester. The event will be at 2:30 … Continue reading

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The war that everybody, and nobody, won

Reviewed by Roger Hall Jun. 22 2012 The majority of popular articles about the War of 1812 – and there has been a steady stream of them this bicentennial year – call it “the forgotten war.” Hardly, at least north … Continue reading

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812 and All That

newyorker.com Posted by Jon Michaud This week marks the two hundredth anniversary of the commencement of the War of 1812, a benchmark that has been only halfheartedly acknowledged across the country. Late last year, PBS aired a film about the … Continue reading

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Travel: Exploring the War of 1812 battlefields in Niagara

Saturday, June 23, 2012 Bill Bean, Record staff NIAGARA FALLS, ONT. — Two hundred years after American invaders first breached the Niagara frontier, the people there are awaiting another invasion — and hoping that you will be among the invaders. … Continue reading

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