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Perry's Victory Monument

Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial was established to honor those who fought in the Battle of Lake Erie, during the War of 1812, and to celebrate the long-lasting peace between Britain, Canada and the U.S. The Memorial was built between 1912 and 1915 with money raised by a commission formed by nine states (OH, PA, WI, IL, NY, MA, RI, MI, KY) and was added to the national park system in 1936.

Beneath the memorial floor in the rotunda, three American and the three British officers killed in the Battle of Lake Erie were reinterred in 1913 at the dedication of the Memorial. The approximate 25-acre park was a former swamp and forms an isthmus between the east and west lands of South Bass Island in Lake Erie. The island of Put-in-Bay, Ohio is the location of the memorial which is a part of the U.S. National Park Service. For more information on this site go to: http://www.nps.gov/pevi/index.htm

Perry's Victory Monument An Interior Statue