DETROIT (AP) -- The U.S. Coast Guard says it will participate in a series of events in Detroit and at other Great Lakes ports commemorating the War of 1812.
The Coast Guard's Cleveland office says the Detroit events are scheduled for Sept. 4-10. Elsewhere, programs are planned in Milwaukee Aug. 8-13; Chicago Aug. 14-20; Toledo, Ohio, Aug 23-27; Cleveland Aug 27-Sept. 4; and Buffalo, N.Y., Sept 11-17.
The Coast Guard says events will vary at each port, but will include concerts by the Coast Guard Dixieland Band, performances by the Coast Guard Color Guard and Silent Drill Team, and public tours of Coast Guard cutters.
The Great Lakes region was a key area of conflict in the war, with U.S. and British land and naval forces clashing over control of what now is Canada.