Last weekend was spent in the Niagara region to take in some War of 1812 bicentennial activities.
We watch a battle re-enactment at Fort George, Niagara-on-the-Lake. It surprised me how much the crowd got into it – yelling things at the American soldiers, cheering on the British and Canadians. No Native soldiers represented.
When the British flag was raised again at the Fort, the crowd cheered wildly.
It wasn’t actually true to history because the Americans abandoned Fort Niagara after earlier winning in from the British.
What I enjoyed more was the ships and boats on Lake Ontario exchanging fire with the troops on shore.
As the boats were going by, I saw a trio of boys playing on a dock in the water, totally oblivious to the boats going by as seen in the photo below.
Are you taking in any bicentennial activities?