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Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial Ceremony
September 10, 2013
Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry defeated the British fleet about 10 miles north of Put-in-Bay in the late morning of September 10, 1813. 200 years later, veterans, diginitaries, representatives of the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Native Americans, and First Nations, Parks Canada, the National Park Service, and the United States Navy will commemorate the Bicentennial of the Battle of Lake Erie.
The day’s activities begin with a Wreath Laying at the actual battle site at 10 am. The Battle of Lake Erie Commemoration Parade will begin at 2:15 pm and will feature the United States Navy, Sea Cadet Corps, Parks Canada re-enactors, NPS Rangers amd re-enactors, and representatives of Native Americans and First Nations.
The Battle of Lake Erie Commemoration Service will be held at 3 pm with a military fly over and the rendering of honors by United States Navy personnel.
You can also visit the National Park Service website at nps.gov/pevi.