Governor to speak at Battle of Lake Erie event


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​pev for a full schedule of events.