DEAR FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS,
The 205th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of the River Raisin will be held in Monroe, Michigan, on Saturday, January 20, 2018.
Following past patterns, the day will begin with a mid-morning tactical demonstration followed by ceremonies at the River Raisin Battlefield Visitor Center, and end with an early afternoon presentation at the Monroe County Historical Museum.
As is our custom, we will be offering re-enactors a hearty luncheon at St. Paul's Church. To help us prepare, we ask that you send in the following pre-registration form.
It is thanks to dedicated re-enactors like you that we have been able to hold the Commemoration on the site of the Battle of the River Raisin every year since 1990. In all those years, there was only one cancellation, due to a rather nasty blizzard.
All during that time, your knowledge and passion have continued to be of enormous benefit to our local community and to the staff of the River Raisin National Battlefield Park. We hope you can participate this coming year, and we are all looking forward to seeing you.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 2018
9:30am Participant check-in and coffee at the Monroe Multi-Sports Complex, 33 N. Dixie Hwy, Monroe, MI 48162.
10:3am Assembly of troops at Monroe Multi-Sports Complex.
11:00am Tactical Demonstration on the Sports Complex Grounds
NOON Ceremonies at the River Raisin National Battlefield Visitor Center, 1403 E. Elm Ave., Monroe, MI 48162.
1:00PM Re-enactor Luncheon at St. Paul's Church, 201 S. Monroe St., Monroe, MI 48161.
2:30pm 1812 Programs at the Monroe County Historical Museum, 126 S. Monroe St., Monroe, MI 48161.
Re-enactors participating in the firing demonstrations with operational muskets will receive a $5-per- person powder reimbursement.Artillery units will receive a $75 stipend for transporting and firing an artillery piece rated as a 3-pounder or larger.Artillery should be prepared to fire at least 4 rounds.
For questions and updated plans, call Ralph at 734-289-2253 (home) or 734-915-8671 (cell) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The number for the Battlefield Visitor Center is 734-243-7136.
Commandant, Lacroix's Company of Michigan Volunteers
President, Friends of the River Raisin Battlefield
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