Detroit Navy Week http://michiganradio.org en Navy Week sails into Detroit to celebrate War of 1812 bicentennial http://michiganradio.org/post/navy-week-sails-detroit-celebrate-war-1812-bicentennial <p>The US Navy’s past and present is on display in Detroit this week.</p><p>Detroit is just one “Navy Week” stop on a <a href="http://www.ourflagwasstillthere.org/">Great Lakes tour commemorating the War of 1812</a>.</p><p>The war pitting the newly-independent US against Great Britain was more or less a draw—though it’s seen very differently<a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/06/18/155308632/teaching-the-war-of-1812-different-in-u-s-canada"> just across the border in Windsor, Ontario</a>.</p><p>But everyone agrees that the war gave birth to the modern US Navy.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 04:04:15 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 8966 at http://michiganradio.org Navy Week sails into Detroit to celebrate War of 1812 bicentennial