War of 1812 Bicentennial

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The War of 1812 Bicentennial is a series of planned events to commemorate the War of 1812 in Canada and the United States during the war's bicentenary, 2012-2015. Included here is a list of planned commemorations and organizations.

Canada[edit]

The Canadian Government is marking the bi-centennial as a national event

Provincial commemorations[edit]

Ontario[edit]

New Brunswick[edit]

United States[edit]

Currently the U.S. Government has no formal organization or committee to coordinate commemorations of the War of 1812; the War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission Act failed to pass Congress in 2006.[1]

U.S. Military commemorations[edit]

Illinois[edit]

Indiana[edit]

Iowa[edit]

Kentucky[edit]

Maryland[edit]

Michigan[edit]

New York[edit]

In 2011, New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed a bill to establish a formal War Of 1812 Bicentennial Commission.[2] Previous versions of the bill were vetoed repeatedly by Gov. David Paterson in 2009[3] and 2010.[4]

North Carolina[edit]

Ohio[edit]

Virginia[edit]

Washington D.C.[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ S. 959:Star-Spangled Banner and War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission Act, GovTrack, http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s109-959
  2. ^ Barclay: Cuomo Should Have Signed War of 1812 Anniversary Commission Legislation, newzjunky.com, http://www.newzjunky.com/news/0927barclay_1812.htm
  3. ^ Paterson Vetoes Creating War Of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, Albany Project, http://www.thealbanyproject.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=7018
  4. ^ Governor says War of 1812 commission should have been funded in the budget , Syracuse Post-Standard, http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2010/09/oswego_loses_again_with_govern.html

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