Great Britain had never surrendered an entire fleet—before September 10, 1813, that is. On that day, with a combination of daring, cunning and quick thinking, Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry defeated a British flotilla in the Battle of Lake Erie off the coast of Ohio, making the British retreat up the Thames River and paving the way for further American victories during the War of 1812. Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial commemorates this victory, which was the turning point for America during the war.
Not only is this medallion a powerful reminder of Perry's decisive victory on Lake Erie, like the Memorial itself; it is also a way to grace your hiking stick with a colorful reminder of your visit to this historic park.
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