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An 18-gun National Salute took place on Friday, the Fourth of July, at Fort Meigs to celebrate America‘s freedom.
There was also fife and drum music.
The fort in Perrysburg was opened up to give residents a glimpse of what July 4, 1813 looked like. There were reenactors dressed in 1813 wardrobe and a few different weapon demonstrations including muskets and artillery.
Two hands-on activities for children included a mini-militia drill and there were other games and activities. Another feature celebrating Independence Day was the War of 1812 medicine. People were taught how illnesses and injuries were dealt with in the 1800s.
It was a quick turnaround as Fort Meigs volunteers had to clean the fort Friday after thousands flooded Fort Meigs Thursday for the Perrysburg-Maumee fireworks.