Kamenetz to Participate in Defenders Day Event
War of 1812 Battle of North Point to be Reenacted With Two-day festival
Towson, Maryland (September 5, 2013) – On Saturday and Sunday, September 7 and 8, dozens of reenactors from Dundalk, Fort McHenry, and Ontario, Canada will relive the Battle of North Point at Fort Howard Park on the North Point Peninsula.
As in past years, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz will don the uniform of an American General and join the troops of the United Volunteers, the North Point army of reenactors.
The commemoration, known as Defenders Day, marks the British land assault on September 12, 1814 when the "red coats" attempted to push on to Fort McHenry in the War of 1812. American Brigadier General John Stricker led the forces, totaling 3,200, and stunted the British assault.
The two-day, family-friendly event, beginning at 10 a.m. each day, offers a wide variety of free activities including two reenactments of the Battle of North Point on Saturday at 1:15 p.m. and 4 p.m. and again on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Kamenetz will participate in Opening Ceremonies at 12:30 p.m. and the first "battle" on Saturday, and in the reenactment on Sunday. Major funding is provided by a grant from the Star-Spangled Banner 200 Partnership, with matching funds from the Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society, and promotion by the Baltimore County Office of Tourism.
The Defenders Day celebration is free to the public. Visit: www.dundalkhistory.org/defendersday.html for a schedule of activities.