War of 1812 recognized at Delaware Park

Jul 7, 2012

It's been two hundred years since the bloody battles of the War of 1812, and an intimate group gathered in Delaware Park yesterday to celebrate the friendship between the US and Canada that has existed since that conflict.

Great Britain and a number of Native American tribes took part in the war as well. During the war, the Village of Buffalo was burned and, to this day, 300 American soldiers remain buried under the meadow in Delaware Park.

The celebration included a performance by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, an Air Force flyover and Native American dances.