BLOG: Local history buffs remember two wars

Tom Jackson
Jun 14, 2012


If you like history and you live in the Sandusky area, events in the next few days should interest you.

The Ohio Veterans Home is playing host to a Civil War encampment on Friday night and during the day Saturday and Sunday. If you make it over, don't forget to check out the Ohio Veterans Home Museum.

Monday is the anniversary of the beginning of the War of 1812. There are three day of events planned from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday through Monday at the Perry Memorial at Put-in-Bay.

Ohio's War of 1812 commission has bought replicas of the 1812 U.S. flag for all of Ohio's 88 county governments, so counties across the state will be holding flag raising ceremonies on Monday.

There will be a ceremony at 11:45 a.m. Monday at the Erie County Courthouse to raise the county's replica of the 15-star, 15-stripe "Star Spangled Banner" flag that inspired the national anthem. Members of the Sons of the American Revolution will be in uniform for the event. Church bells will ring, as they rang across the country 200 years ago when the war began, said Janice O'Neil of Vermilion, a member of the Daughters of the War of 1812.

A similar ceremony will be held at 11:45 a.m. Monday in Norwalk at the Huron County Courthouse, 2 East Main Street. Ottawa County's ceremony is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Monday at the county courthouse in Port Clinton.



The Big Dog's back

 The South will lose again, and again, and again ....


Its funny someone is so polarized they cannot enjoy a re enactment. Stupidity squared.

The democrats lost the war. Have fun.


Both of you are mental midgets.

Oh big doggie, hope my battle flag offends you. Only you would bring your drivel into re-enactments. I hope Neil Young will remember a southern man doesn’t need him around anyhow. I find it amusing Lynyrd Skynyrd campaigned for Jimmy  Here is a nice song for you: keep that flag in the air, Democrats!    

God Bless General Cleburne!!!

Captain Gutz

Why are there no Vietnam War re-enactments?

The Big Dog's back

 No surprise you didn't get the meaning of the song pat. Did you know Ronnie was buried with a Neil Young T-shirt on?

But the ultimate irony of "Sweet Home Alabama" is that for so many, the song's implied put down of Neil Young was NOT meant as criticism but as support of Young's anti-racism. Thus, for those who think it's so clever to put down Neil Young using the phrase "Hope Neil Young will remember, a southern man don't need him around anyhow" little do they realize that they have the meaning backwards. Every day, someone blogs or tweets the "Neil Young putdown" without comprehending that they've actually praised him. Similarly, with the State of Alabama using the phrase "Sweet Home Alabama" as an official slogan on license plates, one truly has to wonder what they were thinking the song was about. 

Somewhere, Ronnie is still having a good laugh at Alabama officials and Neil Young bashers. Such is the duality of the southern thing.


Do so loved what my Marine Corps has done. (started before America). Do so love Sherman destroying  the opponents of the North. Those that love the south can leave this area too.  America was founded in the North, on Northern thinking principles. 

6079 Smith W

Yankee-educated ignorance is on full display.

"Kiss My Country *SS":






                          As one from  the farm we/ I kicked your stinkin non-veteran                               @zz.

Thanks Dog, you just reaffirmed my point that the Confederate flag means more than just racism, but heritage.  I had seen the original Skynyrd several times. Every time they had flown the Confederate battle flags and made remarks about not letting that flag hit the ground. You come on these post and rip people from the South, so you admit that it is often heritage and a way of life verses racism? THANK YOU  

 Though I do enjoy your word-for-word account of many websites about Sweet Home Alabama, glad you can form a thought on your own. There was both good and bad in Alabama, both Zant and Young reflect that. So did 'Zant like Jagger also? Better jam out that Country Honk  

Kurt. Yes Mr. Sherman, do some in- dept research on him, will you please. Say, dont you have an iron cross or three sevens decal to stick on your old Deutz tractor? I bet you got a v-7 in your silo?


Now if ya all dont mind I got some Mississippi Kid and some Statesboro Blues to crank out