Daily Archives: June 27, 2012

Grace United joins in bicentennial celebrations with re-enactment of its own

  By Penny Coles, Niagara Advance Tuesday, June 26, 2012 4:11:58 EDT PM Rev. David Pritchard of Grace United Church, dressed as 1812 Methodist Circuit Rider Ninian Holmes, greets visitors to the first of the Saturday Morning Historical Open House … Continue reading

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Worth A Thousand Words: Coast Guard Leads the Parade of Ships

June 26, 2012 “ The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Shearwater, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Little Creek, Va., leads the Parade of Ships during Operation Sail 2012 in Norfolk, Va., June 6, 2012.  OpSail 2012 Virginia is … Continue reading

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Hey Tories, Celebrating the War of 1812 Should Not be Partisan

Gavin Charles   06/26/2012 As has been widely discussed elsewhere, this year marks the bicentennial of the outbreak of the War of 1812. Although the conflict occurred before Canadian independence, it is nonetheless a critical episode in Canadian history. The … Continue reading

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Relative strives to keep Brock’s legacy alive with matching statues

KIM MACKRAEL The Globe and Mail Published Tuesday, Jun. 26 2012 A distant relative of Major-General Isaac Brock says he plans to commission identical statues of the famed British military commander in Toronto and Guernsey, the Channel Island where Brock … Continue reading

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Fairfield’s legacy in War of 1812 focus of July 4 program

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Fairfield’s annual Town Hall Green ceremonies marking Independence Day next Wednesday, July 4, will feature a traditional salute to the Declaration of Independence and special recognition of the bicentennial of the War of 1812. Here, a … Continue reading

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