The annual commemoration of The Battle of Lake Erie
Sunday, September 10, 2016
Naming the O.H. Perry
The Navy is currently constructing Arleigh Burke Class Destroyers, a class of guided missile destroyer vessels. Destroyers are named for distinguished US Navy and US Marine Corps officers and enlisted men by the Secretary of the Navy. The Lake Erie Heritage Foundation is currently lobbying to name a new Navy Burke Class Destroyer the O.H. Perry, in honor of Commander Oliver Hazard Perry. It is our organization’s mission to continue to honor and memorialize Perry’s heroic acts during the War of 1812. Perry and his men fought for the American ideal. They died to keep us free. There is no better way to recognize and remember Perry’s heroic sacrifices than to name a naval ship in his honor.
Documentary and Feature Film Project
The Lake Erie Heritage Foundation is happy to be a part of the effort to assist in the promotion of the production of the documentary and feature film projects related to the Battle of Lake Erie and it’s significance in our nation‘s’ history. For more information on how you can be a part of this project contact Mark Nixon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Development of Lake Erie Ports Transit between Canada and the Erie Islands
The upgraded security in the United States post 911 including on Lake Erie has dramatically changed the ability of boaters to visit either the mainland in Canada or Pelee Island. In addition, well documented conflicts and stopping vessels on the Lake unnecessarily have been widely reported for years. It is virtually impossible to check in on a return trip from Pelee Island or the Canadian Coast. The immigration system is broken and logical minds and a bit of effort suggests it can be fixed.