Governor to speak at Battle of Lake Erie event

9/7/2013
BLADE STAFF
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CTY tallships02p The US Brig Niagara, left, is shrouded in smoke as it fires a volley at the Sorlandet, portraying the HMS Detroit, during the reenactment of the Battle of Lake Erie, Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. The Blade/Andy Morrison

THE BLADE/ANDY MORRISON

PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio — A keynote speech Tuesday by Gov. John Kasich is among the highlights of ongoing Battle of Lake Erie commemoration activities.

The governor will give a speech at a 3 p.m. bicentennial program at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, a U.S. National Park Service site in Put-in-Bay. The program marks the 200th anniversary of the date Americans defeated British naval forces in a battle in waters near the village of Put-in-Bay.

The event will include remarks from Roy Norton, the Detroit-based consul general of Canada, and U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Joseph Horn, Jr.

Earlier Tuesday, a wreath-laying ceremony will take place at the battle site.

This weekend brings a host of activities at the memorial grounds. Historic camps will be open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Visit www.nps.gov/​pev for a full schedule of events.