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A key moment in American history is coming to life in Detroit as this year marks the bicentennial of the War of 1812, a conflict that set...
A key moment in American history is coming to life in Detroit as this year marks the bicentennial of the War of 1812, a conflict that set into motion forces that made the United States a global maritime superpower, and also inspired Francis Scott Key's penning of "The Star-Spangled Banner." 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," in a series of special events in Detroit September 4-10, 2012.

From September 4-10, several magnificent tall ships and Navy war ships will moor along the Detroit riverfront and be available for civilians to tour. A Navy Welcome Gala is planned Sept. 6 at Detroit's Fox Theatre and so much more, including a concert series sponsored by General Motors Corporation outside its Wintergarden at its world headquarters in Detroit.
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