06 Aug 2020

Pomeroy Foundation Sponsors Commemoration 1814 Inc. 2020 Virtual Commemoration


August 6, 2020 

Contact: 1814 Commemoration Inc.

Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Lana Putnam, Media Liaison
518)802-0375 lmputnam@msn.com

1814 Commemoration Inc. secures William. G. Pomeroy Foundation Grant Plattsburgh, NY 1814 Commemoration Inc. announces it has received a "Special Interest Grant'' from the nationally renowned William. G. Pomeroy Foundation to help commemorate the Battle of Plattsburgh in a Virtual presentation.

"The Pomeroy Foundation is delighted to award this grant to support the virtual presentation of the Battle of Plattsburgh," said Deryn Pomeroy, Trustee of the Pomeroy Foundation. "We applaud the 1814 Commemoration Inc. for its efforts to create a digital space, including a new website, where visitors can learn about and reflect upon this significant history."

'This lake which had hitherto played an inconspicuous part; was now to become the scene of the greatest naval battle of the war' Theodore Roosevelt The II Battle of Plattsburgh 2020 Virtual Commemoration" will be presented on the 1814 Commemoration Inc. website 1814inc.com starting August 23rd. It will feature many 30-minute videos of various BOP related events and activities, interviews, music and other 1814 related info. Mountain Lake PBS has partnered with us and will be airing two movies "The Final Invasion" and "Battle of Plattsburgh Bicentennial Commemoration", which includes interviews with long term committee volunteers.

WIRY radio is also partnering with us to promote the event, and broadcast interviews and music related to the battle. There will also be commemoration ceremonies open to the public at various 1814 historic sites in Plattsburgh and surrounding areas. See 1814inc.com website for a complete schedule of events.

About 1814 Commemoration Inc. Mission (1814 Commemoration, Inc.) "to plan and produce a commemorative event which includes many different activities that enhance the awareness and knowledge of the historical significance of the British military invasion of the Champlain Valley in 1814 and the ensuing American naval victory which directly influenced the signing of the Treaty of Ghent and the end of The War of 1812. 

About William G. Pomeroy Foundation The William. G. Pomeroy Foundation is a private grant-making foundation established in 2005. The Foundation is committed to supporting celebration and preservation of community history; and to raising awareness, supporting research and improving the quality of care for patients and their families who are facing a blood cancer diagnosis. To date, the Foundation has awarded over 1,100 roadside markers and plaques nationwide.

Visit: https://www.wgpfoundation.org/ PO Box 2549 - Plattsburgh, NY 12901 (518) 339-2231