The U.S. Navy Band joins the 25th anniversary commemoration of the historic naval battle on Lake Champlain that brought the War of 1812 to an end. The 25th Annual Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration drew a large crowd for this year’s parade that is always one of the most popular events of the weekend that commemorates the historic battle between British and U.S. naval ships on Lake Champlain in what would be one of the final battles of the War of 1812, a significant victory for the American Navy, which made it quite fitting that the 25th annual commemoration included the United States Navy Band marching through the heart of the city’s downtown.
The band, which put on several performances during the weekend, was joined by the Plattsburgh City Police Pipes and Drum Corps, and several other marching bands, as well as first responders, and reenactors. The General Society of the War of 1812, direct descendants of soldiers who fought in the war marched in the parade. The grand marshal was William G. Pomeroy, from Lafayette, NY, near Syracuse, whose foundation has, for several years, sponsored the parade, commemoration weekend and communities here in the North Country celebrating their local history.