In 2013 we were thrilled to host the Daughters of 1812 visit to Plymouth.
Historian Barbie Thompson was the main organiser along with Elizabeth Saunders, Commander Charles Crichton OBE, French Consul Alain Sibril and One Small Candle founder David Saunders.
The daughters stayed at the Duke of Cornwall Hotel and visited the Door of Unity at St Andrew’s Church, the American and French cemeteries at HMP Dartmoor, St Michael’s Church in Princetown with a visit to the Britannia Naval College at Dartmouth.
There was a ceremony at Dartmoor Prison to commemorate the French and American dead.
- Did you know that the initial effort to designate the “Star-Spangled Banner” as the National Anthem of the United States of America began with the United States Daughters of 1812?