War of 1812 remembered with ceremony

John Cimperman of the Early Settlers Association and Doris Gorgas, Marlene Wlkinson and Deborah Marisch of the local chapter of the U.S. Daughters of 1812 commemorate the Battle of Lake Erie with a wreath-laying ceremony.

The Early Settlers Association wreath-laying ceremony, commemorating the Battle of Lake Erie on Sept. 10, 1813, took place at Fort Huntington Park in Cleveland on Friday, Sept. 9, 2011.

Laying the wreath were Marlene Wilkinson, Doris Gorgas and Deborah Marisch, members of Peter Navarre Chapter, United States Daughters of 1812.

Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard, dressed in Revolutionary War uniforms, posted the colors at the Lakeside Avenue park's Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry Monument.

Perry’s victory over the British secured the Northwest Territory for the United States. Fort Huntington Park is named for the garrison that was built there to defend against the British during the War of 1812.

United States Daughters of 1812 members have proven lineal descent from an ancestor who served in a civil or military capacity during the War of 1812, post Revolutionary War years, 1784 to 1815. For more information about U.S.D. 1812 membership, email Marlene Wilkinson at marwilk32@hotmail.com.

Deb Marisch

Peter Navarre Chapter, United States Daughters of 1812

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Volume 3, Issue 19, Posted 2:58 PM, 09.20.2011