Ceremony to commemorate the War of 1812 on Sept. 22

Sat Sep 15, 2012

To mark the War of 1812’s bicentennial, bronze markers will be unveiled Sept. 22 at Cross Creek Cemetery No. 1 in downtown Fayetteville.

Bruce Daws, the city’s historic properties manager, said the markers will be placed at the graves of four veterans of the War of 1812.

The ceremony will be at 10 a.m. Sept. 22 in the cemetery off North Cool Spring Street, across from the street from Heritage Place Retirement Home.

The veterans to be recognized are a general officer, a commissioned officer, a non-commissioned officer and a private soldier.

Mayor Tony Chavonne will read a proclamation during the service, and volunteer re-enactors will be dressed period uniforms.

After the service, the public will be given a guided tour of the War of 1812 exhibit that opened earlier this year inside the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum, at 325 Franklin St.

– Andrew Barksdale

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