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Published on Apr 17, 2012
Two hundred years ago, the United States, independent for less than 30 years, went to war with Great Britain to preserve its economy, its way of life and its independence. Beginning in 2012 and continuing through 2015, the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard will commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and historic moments that occurred throughout the war, including the birth of The Star Spangled Banner.
As part of the commemoration, the Coast Guard would like to share with you the historic ships, patriots and moments that laid the foundation for our great nation.
Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn.