War of 1812 Muster at Henry Ford honors bicentennial

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Photo by Dave Chapman A cannon firing was one of the features at the War of 1812 Muster held Saturday and Sunday at The Henry Ford in Dearborn. This is the 200th anniversary of America’s first war as a nation. Many battles and skirmishes occurred in Michigan.

 

The War of 1812 Muster held Saturday and Sunday at The Henry Ford in Dearborn was one of the area’s first events to mark the bicentennial of the War of 1812. The War, including several battles on the Great Lakes and in Michigan, set into motion forces that made the United States a global maritime superpower and also inspired Francis Scott Key to pen what would become the national anthem — “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

A display of Navy war ships and an exact replica of the Brig Niagara will moor along the Detroit riverfront and be available for civilians to tour during the planned Sept. 4-10 international event to mark the anniversay.

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