The Objectives of the Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Connecticut are the collection and preservation of rolls, records, books, and other documents relating to the War of 1812; the encouragement of research and the preservation of historical data, including memorials to patriots of that era in our national history; the caring for the graves of veterans of the War of 1812; the cherishing, maintenance and extension of the institutions of American freedom; the fostering of true patriotism - love of country.
In carrying out these objectives, the Connecticut Society holds meetings for its members and guests at which programs relating to the War of 1812 and intelligent patriotism are presented. Over the years the membership has been fortunate in attracting gentlemen of high caliber, intelligence and gracious demeanor. The Connecticut Society is sensitive to the high ideals espoused by our Founding Fathers and we feel the duty that ever-vigilant defense of our nation and its Constitution entails.
The Star Spangled Banner Coin Act
The Star-Spangled Banner Coin act, or H.R. 2097 and S. 653, will help display national appreciation of the history of the War of 1812. If passed, this legislation will authorize the U.S. Mint to produce coins commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the Star-Spangled Banner. As you know, the War of 1812 was a pivotal time in the defense of the United States and our national sovereignty. During the War of 1812, Francis Scott Key penned the poem "Defence of Fort McHenry" at the Battle of Baltimore. In 1931, the Star-Spangled Banner was officially made the national anthem. Two centuries later, the flag and anthem, legacies of the War of 1812, continue to inspire America.
I have attached more information about the Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coin Act. We welcome your comments and enthusiasm. For more information, or if you know others who might be interested in this legislation, please contact
in Congressman Ruppersberger’s office (202-225-3061) or in Senator Cardin’s office (202-224-4524).