In September of 1813, during the War of 1812, Oliver Hazard Perry of the U.S. Navy and his crew of 557 brave patriots prevailed over the British fleet in the Battle of Lake Erie near Put-in-Bay, Ohio. Two hundred years later, we came together to celebrate Perry’s victory, our nation’s sovereignty and the enduring peace between nations.
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The focus of the Bicentennial celebration was to honor the service of the Sailors and have individuals stand in their place either on land or on the seas so their names as well as their history would be noted. The Permanent Plaque that is going to be put up at Put-in-Bay will have every Sailor’s name along with the individual who “served” in their place in 2013.
The Bicentennial celebration was an $875,000.00 project. It started in 2009. It was not a profit venture and did not generate any additional income. In order to retire the debt as well as honor the list of Sailors on board we are offering for representation at the discounted rate of $250.00 each. The recipient will participate in the Bicentennial ceremonies on Labor Day weekend 2014 when the Permanent Plaque is installed at Put-in-Bay. Please review the Sailors history and help us commemorate his service.
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