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Area War of 1812 events

Here is a sampling of events taking place Monday for the commemoration of the War of 1812.


11:30 a.m.-noon, Veterans Plaza, Statehouse

(In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place in the Ohio Statehouse Rotunda; the ceremony will also be broadcast live on the Ohio Channel and on the Internet at

Flag-raising ceremony

Reading of President James Madison's declaration of war

"Ring the Bells for 1812" at noon


11:30 a.m., Way Public Library

Flag-raising ceremony

Short description of the war

Welcome address from Perrysburg Mayor Nelson Evans

Bagpipe performance

Reading of the declaration of war

Free cookout with hot dogs and soft drinks after the ceremony


10 a.m.-5:30 a.m., Perry's Victory Visitor Center

Mock redeclaration of war, 11 a.m.

"Ring the Bells for 1812," noon

Carronade demonstration, 12:30 p.m.

War enlistment, 1 p.m.

1812 congressional debate, 2 p.m.

Black powder and broken hearts, 2:30 p.m.

Carronade demonstration, 3 p.m.

Musket-firing demonstration, 3:30 p.m.

Carronade demonstration, 4 p.m.

Musket-firing demonstration, 5 p.m.

Wood County

11:30 a.m.-noon, Wood County Courthouse

Invocation and benediction from Ken Ault, county chaplain of the American Legion

Welcoming remarks from Wood County Commissioner Tim Brown

Comments on long-term implications of the war from local historian Bob Boyd

Flag-raising ceremony

Performance of the Star-Spangled Banner, local community bell choir. "Ring the Bells for 1812" at noon (all attending the ceremony are invited to bring their own bell to ring with the choir and courthouse bells)

River Raisin National Battlefield Park

10 a.m., Battlefield Visitor Center, Monroe

Release of a special edition National Park's Passport Book cancellation stamp

Flag-raising ceremony

Reading of President James Madison's declaration of war

Lucas County

11 a.m.-noon, Lucas County Courthouse

Welcoming remarks, Carol Contrada

Keynote speaker, Dr. Larry Nelson, history professor at Bowling Green State University

National anthem

Firing party and honor guard

"Ring the Bells for 1812" at noon (St. Paul's Lutheran Church)

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