River Raisin commemoration 2011 schedule
- From the Monroe museum:
198th Anniversary Commemoration
Battles Of The River Raisin
Saturday, January 22nd, 2011
Join the many participants from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Canada, along with Native Americans and residents of Monroe Michigan as we remember this bloody battle and massacre that took place on January 22nd and 23rd, 1813.
The commemoration is held on the very ground along the River Raisin where hundreds of lives were lost in a struggle for freedom and sovereignty during the early years of the United States.
10:00 a.m. Morning Tactical Demonstration at the Battleground south of the Monroe Sports Complex (Ice Arena) at 15425 North Dixie Highway, Monroe.
11:30 a.m. Commemoration Ceremonies at the River Raisin Battlefield Visitor Center, 1403 East Elm Ave., Monroe.
2:00 p.m. at the Monroe County Historical Museum, 126 South Monroe Street, Monroe. Special speaker will be Dr. Larry Nelson.
These events are FREE and open to the public.