Thursday, August 20, 2020

Battle of Plattsburgh commemoration kicks off Aug. 23

The “Battle of Plattsburgh 2020 Virtual Commemoration” will be presented online at starting Aug. 23.

It will feature 30-minute videos of various BOP related events and activities, interviews, music and other 1814 related info. Mountain Lake PBS will air two movies “The Final Invasion” and “Battle of Plattsburgh Bicentennial Commemoration,” which includes interviews with long term committee volunteers. WIRY radio will also broadcast interviews and music related to the battle.

There will be commemoration ceremonies open to the public at various 1814 historic sites in Plattsburgh and surrounding areas. 


The organizers received a “Special Interest Grant” from the nationally renowned William. G. Pomeroy Foundation to help support the program. 

“The Pomeroy Foundation is delighted to award this grant to support the virtual presentation of the Battle of Plattsburgh,” said Deryn Pomeroy, Trustee of the Pomeroy Foundation. “We applaud the 1814 Commemoration Inc. for its efforts to create a digital space, including a new website, where visitors can learn about and reflect upon this significant history.” 

See for a complete schedule of events. 

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4 Responses

  1. JohnL says:

    Am I in a time warp? All the comments on the home page are referencing articles from 5-8 years ago.

  2. JohnL says:

    Sup? Looks like a time warp in the comments section

  3. Tim - Brunswick says:

    Seems like the article presumes that all readers will be familiar with the “Battle of Plattsburgh” and leaves out what would be a very helpful overview of what transpired and when?? I have to guess that it relates to the “War of 1812” , but nowhere is that even mentioned, etc. if indeed it did occur during that conflict…Not sure who actually wrote the article, but a couple of paragraphs giving a little background information would have been in order.

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