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Bicentennial Of War of 1812 Proclamations
First ProclamationPhoto of 1812 First Proclamation
Office of the Mayor

Whereas, June 2012 marks the 200th anniversary of the U. S. declaration of war against Great Britain, sometimes called the Second War for Independence; and

Whereas, this Declaration of War was in response to unlawful actions of Great Britain in the seizure of American ships, the impressment of American citizens, and the blockade of American trade; and

Whereas, the War of 1812 signaled a new naval era in America and established the United States as a power with which to be reckoned; and

Whereas, the War of 1812 further unified the United States of America and served to expand its westward movement while defining the political boundaries of North America; and

Whereas, it is fitting and proper to officially recognize the patriotic celebrations which will commemorate these actions, under the unifying theme of “Our Flag is Still There“ in reference to the flag that continuously flew over Fort McHenry, Maryland, under British bombardment;

Now, therefore, I, Timothy Paulissen, by virtue of the authority vested in me as the 9th Mayor of the City of League City do hereby proclaim June 13 - 19, 2012, to be recognized as the beginning of The War of 1812 Bicentennial in the great City of League City, and ask all citizens to reaffirm the ideals for which this war was fought by our forefathers.

In witness whereof, I hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the City of League City, TX, to be affixed on June 19, 2012.


Second ProclamationPhoto of 1812 Second Proclamation
City of League City
Office of the Mayor

Whereas, the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 sometimes referred to as “The Second War for American Independence” officially begins on June 18, 2012; and

Whereas, the sacrifices by those soldiers, citizens and their families that fought in the War of 1812, further defended the liberties previously won in the American Revolution; and

Whereas, those sacrifices included heroic efforts by Dolly Madison to save some of our national treasures from destruction during the burning of the White House by the British in 1814; and

Whereas, the conflict and bravery shown would inspire Francis Scott Key to write a poem describing the bombardment of Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor and the said writings would become our country’s National Anthem, known as the Star Spangled Banner; and

Whereas, General Andrew Jackson helped win a stunning victory over the British in the Battle of New Orleans on 08 January 1815 that further solidified the United States’ independence from Great Britain; and

Whereas, descendents of some of the veterans of the War of 1812 in the state of Texas are members of the Frances Fleshhart Chapter NSUSD of 1812 whose primary purpose is to promote a more general awareness of the history of said war throughout this state and among the citizens of this nation;

Now, therefore, I, Timothy Paulissen, by virtue of the authority vested in me as the 9th Mayor of the City of League City do hereby proclaim June 18, 2012 to be the 200th Anniversary of the Beginning of the War of 1812 and call this observance to the attention of all our citizens; and I encourage all citizens of our city to observe a Moment of Remembrance on this anniversary and to fly their United States flag on this day.

In witness whereof, I hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the City of League City, TX, to be affixed on June 18, 2012.