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Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial

National Memorial - Ohio

Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial commemorates the Battle of Lake Erie that took place near Ohio's South Bass Island, in which Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry led a fleet to victory in one of the most significant naval battles to occur in the War of 1812. Located on an isthmus on the island, the memorial also celebrates the lasting peace between Britain, Canada, and the United States that followed the war. A 352-foot (107 m) monument — the world's most massive Doric column — was constructed in Put-in-Bay, Ohio by a multi-state commission from 1912 to 1915 "to inculcate the lessons of international peace by arbitration and disarmament." The memorial was designed after an international competition from which the winning design by Joseph H. Freelander and A.D. Seymour was chosen.

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https://www.nps.gov/pevi/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perry's_Victory_and_International_Peace_Memorial Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial commemorates the Battle of Lake Erie that took place near Ohio's South Bass Island, in which Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry led a fleet to victory in one of the most significant naval battles to occur in the War of 1812. Located on an isthmus on the island, the memorial also celebrates the lasting peace between Britain, Canada, and the United States that followed the war. A 352-foot (107 m) monument — the world's most massive Doric column — was constructed in Put-in-Bay, Ohio by a multi-state commission from 1912 to 1915 "to inculcate the lessons of international peace by arbitration and disarmament." The memorial was designed after an international competition from which the winning design by Joseph H. Freelander and A.D. Seymour was chosen. Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial was established to honor those who fought in the Battle of Lake Erie, during the War of 1812, and to celebrate the long-lasting peace among Great Britain, Canada and the U.S. The Memorial, a Doric column, rising 352 feet over Lake Erie is situated 5 miles from the longest undefended border in the world. Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial is located within the Village of Put-in-Bay, Ohio on South Bass Island. The most common way to reach the island is by the Jet Express or Miller Boat Line ferries. When traveling east, use Ohio Turnpike to US 250 north to SR 2 west. When traveling west, use Ohio Turnpike to SR 53 north to SR 2 east. From SR 2 take the SR 163 exit OR the ST 250 exit for the Jet Express passenger ferry, Or take the SR 53 exit for Miller Boat Line vehicle and passenger ferry. Visitor Center Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial's Visitor Center is open seasonally so check schedule. It is also free to enter. In the Visitor Center a visitor can watch the 15 minute film on the battle and learn about the War of 1812, Battle of Lake Erie, the peace that has endured since the War of 1812 amongst the US, United Kingdom, and Canada, and construction of the Memorial. International flags at Memorial 9-3'x5' international flags line sidewalk that leads to a white building with green roof. Tall stone International flags at Memorial It is tall! 352 foot tall stone memorial column rises up to touch blue sky. In front a 5' urn on pedestal It is tall! Night Sky and Memorial Night sky with Memorial Column in the middle with sun just starting to come up in lower right corner Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial The Memorial Column with the United Kingdom, Canadian, and US Flags flying from poles on the lawn. Carronade Fire Ball Carronade fires with 5 people standing around it. Fireball from muzzle is 10 long and 4 foot tall. Boom Sun setting over the Bay Sun setting over Put-in-Bay Harbor Commemorative Cultural Landscapes of the Midwest Behind the scenes at every NPS memorial site, a team of preservation professionals works to plan, design, and specify the type of treatment that is needed to preserve the physical place and the associated memories. Here are just a few examples of commemorative landscapes in the Midwest Region along with their treatment documents. Trees line both sides of a rectangular plaza of short grass, leading towards a tall flagpole. Who Was Oliver Hazard Perry? Commodore Perry was born in Rhode Island in 1785. At the age of thirteen he followed in his father’s footsteps by joining the U.S. Navy. Answer questions to uncover a secret message. Black and white portrait of a man in naval officers uniform. Build Your Own Carronade Have you ever wanted to have your own piece of naval artillery from the War of 1812. Now is your chance and all you need is a piece of paper, glue, scissors, and a printer. Completed paper carronade ready for action. Paper cylinder on paper box structure. Design a Memorial for War and Peace In 1911 architects from around the US entered a competition to design the Memorial that became Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial. Now it is your turn. So, gather your supplies, pencils, pens, crayons, clay, cardboard, or whatever you chose and make a design for what you think the Memorial should look like. Tall stone memorial with plazas at base. Side plazas extend to two other stone structures. "We have met the enemy and they are ours" The Battle of Lake Erie, otherwise known as the Battle of Put-in Bay, was one of the crucial turning points of the War of 1812. Illustration of boat shuttling sailors The enemy is ours: American freshwater victories turn the tide of war If the ocean-going navy buoyed American confidence and patriotism with its victories in salt water, the navy’s performance on fresh water altered the outcome of the war. The Great Lakes were vital arteries to transport men and supplies for the armies of the time. Neither side could prosecute a major land invasion without first securing one or more of the Great Lakes. Perry crossing Lake Erie in a rowboat, surrounded by tall ships Letting bygones become bygones Changing circumstances and current demands—particularly the challenges of a world war—seemed to encourage former combatants to forgive and forget. Cornerstone laying of Perry's Victory and International Peace National Memorial National Park Service Commemoration of the 19th Amendment In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment the National Park Service has developed a number of special programs. This includes online content, exhibits, and special events. The National Park Service’s Cultural Resources Geographic Information Systems (CRGIS) announces the release of a story map that highlights some of these programs and provides information for the public to locate and participate. Opening slide of the 19th Amendment NPS Commemoration Story Map Series: Legacies: The War of 1812 in American Memory If the War of 1812 played a more important role in American public memory, it would likely have earned a less generic name. The war is the only one in American history designated simply by the year of its commencement, and for nearly a hundred years after it ended in 1815, its name hardly even qualified as a proper noun. Historian Matthew Dennis examines the legacies of the War of 1812 and the space it occupies in American memory. War of 1812 Veterans Series: “The Luxuriant Shoots of Our Tree of Liberty:” American Maritime Experience in the War of 1812 Thomas Jefferson was never more wrong. In late June 1812 he wrote to his friend Thaddeus Kosciuszko that no war had been "entered into under more favorable auspices" and that "[o]ur present enemy will have the seas to herself, while we shall be equally predominant at land, and shall strip her of all her possessions on this continent." The American army quickly experienced a series of horrendous reverses, while the navy gained triumph after triumph. Portraits honoring naval heroes of the War of 1812

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