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Published: Tuesday, 5/28/2013

Wreaths laid at Fort Meigs honor War of 1812 soldiers

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Thomas Walbom, left, and Connor Leupp, right, lay a wreath at the base of the flagpole during a ceremony at the Fort Meigs Union Cemetery. Thomas Walbom, left, and Connor Leupp, right, lay a wreath at the base of the flagpole during a ceremony at the Fort Meigs Union Cemetery.
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Three wreaths were laid today by the Fort Meigs staff to honor those who have fallen in the War of 1812 on Memorial Day.

Fort Meigs Director Rick Finch talked about how important it was for people to take a few hours during their holiday to remember and honor those who fought and died. Mr. Finch said the three wreaths were put at the three monuments at Fort Meigs. 

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The first one was the Fort Meigs Monument for all those who died on both sides of the War of 1812. Then the Pittsburg Blues were honored from the soldiers that came from Pennsylvania. Also a new monument from May 4 is for Kentucky soldiers, which Mr. Finch said suffered the most casualties from the war. 

There were also reenactors and weapon demonstrations on display before and after the Memorial Day ceremony at Fort Meigs Monday. 

"It is a more laid back Memorial Day," Mr. Finch said. "We don't do battle reenactments. We remember those who gave their life."



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