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River Raisin commemoration 2011 schedule

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  • James Yaworsky
    From the Monroe museum: 198th Anniversary Commemoration Of The Battles Of The River Raisin Saturday, January 22nd, 2011 Join the many participants from
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 20, 2010
      From the Monroe museum:

      198th Anniversary Commemoration

      Of The

      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.

      Schedule:

      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.
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