Communities getting decked out with War of 1812 flags
If you look around the communities of Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent you will see one vivid commonality.
Many communities in the area have come together to declare themselves part of the War of 1812 Community.
Downtown Pole Banners are waving and South West 1812 Flags are being hung to commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812.
“The sense of community that these banners evoke is unmistakable,” states South West Region War of 1812 Project Facilitator, Kyra Knapp, “our communities’, big and small, are coming together to recognize the importance of our region in the War of 1812.”
Keep your eyes open and some of the communities have already hung the Banners.
The following is a list of the communities who are participating:
- Oxley Beach Golf Course
www.1812ontario.ca is the place to learn about your “War of 1812 Community” – the events, history, legacy and commemorations.