200th Anniversary Celebration - 2nd Battle of Sackets Harbor


By Craig Thornton

The War of 1812

200th Anniversary “Second Battle of Sackets Harbor”
Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site - Wednesday May 29, 2013
‘Field of Honor’
Commemorative display on the grounds throughout the day
Marking the 200th anniversary of the “Second Battle of Sackets Harbor,” the Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site announces a day long series of events that are free and open to the public on Wednesday May 29, 2013.
A ‘Field of Honor’ for those who fought during the War of 1812 will blanket the grounds of the historic site starting at dawn on the anniversary date. Paying tribute to those who served at Sackets Harbor, thousands of four inch circular commemorative cards with personal messages will be ‘planted’ in a massive memorial display on the battlegrounds along Ontario Street facing Black River Bay, to form a scene never before witnessed in Sackets Harbor. Volunteers in area schools, Legions, businesses, and friends in Canada, contributed their personal messages on the cards to create a ‘blanket of remembrance’ on the battlegrounds.
Also on May 29, see a new display of US Navy War of 1812 loaned weapons, purchase a limited-edition commemorative envelope, attend the 1913 Centennial Monument re-dedication from 1:45pm to 2:15pm followed by the 3pm opening of a new exhibition “The War of 1812 Archeology and Sackets Harbor.” At 7pm attend a presentation titled “Archeology and the Second Battle of Sackets Harbor: Why the Militia Deserves Its Due,” by archeologist Matt Kirk.

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