The Washington Post
Portsmouth and Norfolk are holding events to mark the 200th anniversary of a War of 1812 battle.
The battle’s bicentennial will be commemorated at Fort Norfolk on June 22.
Battle of Craney Island Bicentennial Committee chairman Chris Melhuish says the event will include a victory ceremony, a wreath-laying and victory bell peal from participating churches in Norfolk and Portsmouth.
Other events include a public picnic June 23 at the Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve.
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