face is a drawing of Titus Geer Simons 1765-1829. He was a Colonel in the
British Army during the War of 1812. This is the Bicentennial of the War of
1812 – Celebrating 200 years of peace.
Some interesting facts on the War of 1812:
War of 1812 is an important milestone in the lead-up to the 150th anniversary
of Canada's Confederation in 2017.
would not exist had the American invasion of 1812-14 been successful.
end of the war laid the foundation for Confederation and the emergence of
Canada as a free and independent nation.
the Crown, Canada’s society retained its linguistic and ethnic diversity, in
contrast to the greater conformity demanded by the American Republic
Treaty of Ghent re-established the borders between British North America
(Canada) and the United States to their 1811 configuration. The Treaty called
for a joint British-U.S. boundary commission that would confirm the border
between Canada and the United States in the years following the war. This
boundary between neighbours is now
the world's longest undefended border.
end of the War marked the beginning of two centuries of peaceful relations,
close cooperation and friendship between Canada and the United States.
War was an important chapter in Canada's military history, with many modern
reserve regiments from Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada tracing their
origins to this conflict.
Three weeks before the British
Navy attacked Baltimore and inspired the "Star-Spangled Banner,"
troops from the same fleet landed in Maryland, battled outgunned American
forces, marched into the young city of Washington and torched federal buildings.