Nichole Hannahs

1812 Flag Raising

by Nichole Hannahs on June 18, 2012 at 6:40 am

Counties statewide take part in a special flag raising commemorating the War of 1812.

At the Muskingum County Courthouse an 1812 flag also known as the "Star Spangled Banner" flag was raised to honor the 200th anniversary of the beginning of the war. The war pinned the U-S against Britain for a second time.

"We’re always proud to be part of history, especially involving the State of Ohio." said Commissioner Jerry Lavy.

The war impacted the state mostly along the Lake Erie border where Oliver Hazard Perry helped the U.S. gain control of the waterway over the British. This three year war also led to the death of Indian Chief Tecumseh.

"The commission asked us to fly it on special days relating to the war of 1812," said Lavy. "Throughout the next three year any events taking place they’ll notify us to fly it for that particular event."

The flag at the courthouse was purchased by the Governor’s War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission.