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Memorial Day Ceremony at Deadman's Island - May 31, 2010

(Wednesday, May 26, 2010) - HALIFAX - Historians have concluded that nearly 200 American Prisoners of the War of 1812 died while confined on Melville Island, on the Northwest Arm and are buried on Deadman's Island. On Monday, May 31st from 11:00am - 11:30am, The U.S. Consul General in Halifax and local U.S. Navy Exchange Officers will hold an informal ceremony to honor these American servicemen.

Through the effort of the Halifax Regional Municipality, The Northwest Arm Heritage Association, The Society of the War of 1812 of Ohio, Ohio Sons of the American Revolution, the Military Order of Foreign Wars on the United States, the American Legion, the Royal Canadian Legion, and the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs a significant granite and
bronze monument, that identifies the Americans, has been erected on Deadman's Island.

Deadman's Island is located on Pinehaven Drive off of Purcell's Cove Road in Halifax

Phone: (902) 429-2480 ext. 2038 for more information http://halifax.usconsulate.gov

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