RE: 1812 U.S. losing battle of funds - article
- In no way am I belittling the $$ that was given to me to build a new
visitors centre! However, the article is stating that this $ was part of a
bicentennial initiative and that the US is somehow behind on things!
That $ was given to us because the timing was right, but if it was 2016 that
$ could have gone to roads and sewers.
So while I appreciate what the provincial and federal gov't have done, the
US are not losing here! They may need to "think out of the box" and not
just ask for $ for the bicentennial, but to re-think other programmes.
So I think the best thing we can do for them is to call it what it is!
From: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com [mailto:WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Sent: March-06-11 2:41 PM
Subject: Re: 1812 U.S. losing battle of funds - article
Federal bucks have been spent for exhibits, additions and visitor centres at
War of 1812 related placest speficall to prepare for the bicentennial : Fort
George, Brocks Monument, Fort Mississauga, Fort St Joseph, Fort Malden, Fort
Wellington, Fort Lennox, Fort Chambly, St Andrews Blockhouse, Lundy's Lane,
Fort Erie, Laura Secord House, McFarland House, etc. Its actually around $40
million so far spent on or committed to infrastructure improvement. More
will likely be forthcoming for web-based products, such as Archives
documents on line, travelling exhibits and special events. Very little of
this money would have been commmitted if it had not been for the
bicentennial. The surest way to kill the potential for additional funding is
to ignore or belittle the money that has already been spent on that
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- Greetings All!
In the actual period, the US was not too supportive of the War. The British were fighting to stop invasion of their country. Has time really changed things? Kudos to the Canadian Government for their support of History. Most Americans just forget. God Save the United States & Our friends in Canada!