US Senate honors Battle of Lake Erie bicentennial

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Senate has adopted a resolution recognizing the significant victory of the Americans in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.

The resolution commemorates the bicentennial anniversary of the battle in which an American naval force commanded by Oliver H. Perry defeated the British on Sept. 10, 1813. The victory allowed Americans to retake control of Michigan and gave the United States the upper hand in the Northwest.

The Senate on Monday adopted the resolution that was offered by U.S. Sens. Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown, both from Ohio, and Pat Toomey from Pennsylvania.

Portman says he is pleased to see the Senate recognizing the heroism of those who fought the British off of Put-In-Bay and helped ensure that the U.S. remained independent.

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