Detroit Commemorates the Bicentennial of the War of 1812

If you’re in the Detroit area this week, you might have noticed that a number of war ships have made their way along the Detroit Riverfront. The ships are here as part of a special Navy Week celebration.

In conjunction with Navy Week, the U.S. Navy, Marines and Coast Guards are joining with civilian groups to commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and “The Star-Spangled Banner,” bringing a key moment in American history is coming to life in Detroit.

Navy war ships and an exact replica of the Brig Niagara are currently set along the Detroit riverfront and available for civilians to tour. All are welcome to view these ships to celebrate and learn more about American history and the role Detroit played in this significant battle. Plans include concerts, parades, Blue Angel air shows and other activities that celebrate the naval role in keeping the sea free for over 200 years.

Navy Week celebrations in Detroit are happening now through Sunday, September 9th. Learn more in the video below and let us know if you’re taking part in the events!