Notice to all
2013 Crew, Militia and Fleet Members
Check Yours here now. They will be PERMANENT on 7/1/14
Verify Your Name
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.
Be a Sponsor and Honor the Remaining Crew
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 COMPLETE list of Sailors on board we are offering sponsorships of the remaining officers and crew at the discounted rate of $250.00 per officer and $150 per enlisted member. The recipient will receive a certificate for their crew member and will be listed on the plaque with the 1813 crew member they sponsor.
All sponsors will be invited to the ceremony when the Permanent Plaque is installed at Put-in-Bay on Memorial Day 2015. Please help us honor these final crew members for their service.
Crew Sponsorships are tax deductible.
Remaining Officers: 98
Remaining Enlisted Members: 34
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