When: Mon., May 25, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. 2015
Historians have concluded that nearly 200 American Prisoners of the War of 1812 died while confined on Melville Island, on the Northwest Arm in Halifax, and are buried on Deadman’s Island. On Monday, May 25th, the U.S. Consul General in Halifax and U.S. Navy Exchange Officers in Halifax will honor these American servicemen. 2015 is a special year as it marks the 200th anniversary of the ratification of the Treaty of Ghent, which ended the War of 1812. The ceremony will include a flyover and the firing of a cannon.