Monday, February 9, 2015

Subject: War of 1812 event in Wilmington February 15, 2015

As the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 is quickly drawing to a close, we wanted to be sure that you and your organization were aware of an event in Wilmington, NC on February 15, 2015:

Four institutions have come together to present one of North Carolina’s closing events for the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. St. James Episcopal Church in Wilmington, St. John’s Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, The Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry, and the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum will host a War of 1812 Commemoration Ceremony at St. James Episcopal Church on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. This program honors the service of the Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry during the war as well as three servicemen buried in the churchyard at St. James. It also celebrates the long-standing ties between the cities of Wilmington and Fayetteville and the parishes of St. James and St. John’s. The keynote speaker for the event is Dr. Kevin Cherry, Deputy Secretary for Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources.

Please join us for this special event and share this information with those who may be interested. For more information, contact museum staff at (910) 433-1457, 1458, or 1944.

Heidi Bleazey, Museum Specialist
Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum and
North Carolina Veterans Park
Fayetteville Cumberland Parks and Recreation| 121 Lamon St. | Fayetteville, NC 28301
Office: 910.433.1944

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