Pity the War of 1812. Its bicentennial is at hand and events are planned for all over North America, from Canada and the Great Lakes to the Mid-Atlantic and the South. But good luck finding someone who can explain in 10 words or less what the war was about.
The Perry Group and Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial superintendent, Blanca Stransky, delivered a commemorative flag this week to the U.S. Secretary of Navy in recognition of the 200 year anniversary of the War of 1812.
Ports along Lake Erie in northern Ohio, Michigan and Canada are hoping to be selected as hosts for tall ships traveling to the lake in 2013 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the U.S. victory over the British in the Battle of Lake Erie.