Thursday, March 29, 2012

New Orleans Will Kick Off Navy Events Commemorating the War of 1812

Although the Battle of New Orleans did not take place until January of 1815, New Orleans was chosen as the kick-off port for a four-year span of events commemorating the bicentennial of the United States’ victory in what is known as the War of 1812.

Mark Romig, president and CEO of the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC) and chairman of the NOLA Navy Week Host Committee, spoke to the Department of Defense’s Bloggers Roundtable on March 29th.

As roundtable bloggers were informed:
The commemoration aims to reconnect the American people with the notion that we are a seafaring nation that depends on the ocean for both commerce and national defense.

The United States Navy, the United States Marine Corps, the United States Coast Guard, and OpSail will utilize the events of 2012 and beyond to educate the American public about the past, present, and future of our sea services.
NOLA Navy Week will take place April 17-23 with numerous fun events as well as a port call of tall ships from around the world.

Check out the NOLA Navy Week events now at and then learn about other events planned for the next four years at

Phyllis Zimbler Miller is the author of the novel MRS. LIEUTENANT and the co-author of the eBook technothriller LT. COMMANDER MOLLIE SANDERS. Phyllis is the co-founder of the marketing consulting company Miller Mosaic LLC, which works with clients to attract more business. Read her posts at the company's Internet marketing blog.

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