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SILENT HEROES - AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE


Event: HONOURING SIGNIFICANT LEGACIES LEFT TO THE OLD BURYING GROUND FROM THE WAR OF 1812-1814

When: SEPTEMBER 14th 2014 2:00 P.M.

Where: THE OLD BURYING GROUND, HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA




The Chairman and Directors of the
Old Burying Ground Foundation
Invite you to attend

SILENT HEROES - AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE:
HONOURING SIGNIFICANT LEGACIES LEFT TO
THE OLD BURYING GROUND FROM THE WAR OF 1812-1814

MAJOR GENERAL ROBERT ROSS
COMMANDER OF THE BRITISH LAND FORCES
AT BLADENSBURG ,WASHINGTON AND BALTIMORE.

SERGEANT RICHARD SMITH
COLOUR SERGEANT
104TH (NEW BRUNSWICK) REGIMENT OF FOOT.

At The
THE OLD BURYING GROUND
HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA
SEPTEMBER 14th 2014
2:00 P.M.

With Members of the 1st Battalion,
The Royal New Brunswick Regiment,
The Garrison Militia, Army Cadets,
Tri Service Cadets Fifes & Drums,
Halifax Citadel Regimental
Association

For further information, please contact:
Mr. Larry Camp - Chair of the Old Burying Ground Foundation
Tel: 902-826-2630 or Contact by Email


PRESS RELEASE: WHY AREN'T WE AMERICANS?


Event: Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the action between H.M.S. Shannon and the USS Chesapeake.

When: June 2, 2013, 1:50-3:45pm

Where: St. Paul's Church and The Old Burying Ground - Halifax, Nova Scotia



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On June 1, 1813, USS Chesapeake, Captain James Lawrence, sailed out of Boston harbour to attack HMS Shannon, Captain Philip Broke. Certain of another British defeat, Bostonians anticipating the evening's victory banquet came out to sea to enjoy the fight. They were shocked to see that only fifteen minutes after the battle began, Chesapeake's ensign dropped. Up rose the Blue Ensign; below it, the Stars and Stripes appeared. His captain, severely wounded, his first lieutenant killed, it fell to 22 year old Halifax born Provo Wallis, Shannon's second lieutenant, to command his ship. The third lieutenant, Charles Falkiner, took charge of the Chesapeake, giving special care to Lawrence, who lay in his wardroom, mortally wounded. The two frigates sailed eastward into the gathering darkness as the disappointed sightseers returned to Boston to report the unbelievable news. Chesapeake taken!

His Honour Brigadier General The Honourable J. J. Grant, CMM.ONS.CD (ret'd), Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, will inspect the Maritime Forces Atlantic Honour Guard at the Grand Parade prior to the event commemorating ceremonies at St. Paul's Church.

Following the ceremony at St. Paul's we will continue on to the Old Burying Ground, on Barrington St. The Commemorative Service will take place from 3:00 to 3:45pm.
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For further information, please contact:
Mr. Larry Camp - Chair of the Old Burying Ground Foundation
Tel: 902-826-2630 or Contact by Email


PHOTO ALBUM




Opening Remarks OBGF Chairman Larry Camp



Unveiling the Interpretive Panel



The Lieutenant Governor's Message



US Navy Chaplain Lt Cdr Glenn Orris
reading the USS Chesapeake Honour Roll



Royal Navy and Royal Marines circa 1813



The Tri Service Cadet Fifes and Drums



The Military Section of the Old Burying Ground
Dominant tomb: MajGen Robert Ross





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