Showing posts from August, 2012

War of 1812 Celebration in Detroit

This year marks the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812, also known as "The Second War of Independence". Michigan played an important role in this war and the US Navy will be commemorating the anniversary with several special events from September 4th-10th on the Detroit River. There will be tours of several ships, including an historic tall ship. I plan on viewing the ships--maybe I'll see you there!

Here is a link for more information:

 Detroit Free Press Photo

National Conventions

Today is the first day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. One of the reasons for the convention is to gather members of the Republican Party together to formally nominate Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to represent them in the November Election. The Democratic Party will hold their convention September 3-6 in Charlotte, North Carolina and re-nominate Barack Obama and Joe Biden to represent them. Watching even a few minutes of the conventions is a very good way to see democracy in action!