Join the Memorial Day Celebration
Sunday Evening 5/24/15 at 7pm
Join us for a Reception at the Niagara Conference Center for Presentations highlighting the Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial. Cash bar, Light food, Music and a… Special Preview of The Battle of Lake Erie… a feature film project.
Monday 5/25/15 at 12 noon
On Monday 5/25/15 at 12 noon, we will march from Perry’s Monument to the site of the permanent plaque honoring the 557 sailors who served and all those who participated in the re-enactment. The official unveiling will include a 21 gun salute and canon fire.
Following the dedication ceremony, the Flagship Niagara will be open for Deck Tours from 1-7pm ~ $7 per ticket (on sale at the dock).
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.