Toronto, Canada

On April 27th, over 7,000 people took part in commemorative ceremonies held inside the walls of Fort York National Historic Site to mark the Battle of York.

After the Service of Remembrance there was the unveiling of a new plaque to honour the First Nations warriors who died in the Battle of York. Participants included a Canadian Armed Forces honour guard and military band, the Chaplain General of the Canadian Armed Forces, military re-enactment units in War of 1812 uniforms, and the Chiefs and members of the Mississaugas of the New Credit, Beausoleil, Chippewas of Georgina Island and Chippewas of Rama First Nations, who are descendants of the warriors who fought in the famous battle.

The ceremony also included a re-dedication of the 1934 commemorative plaques by representatives of the National Society United States Daughters of 1812 and the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire.

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