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November 12, 2012

Remembering the War of 1812 at NU on Veterans Day

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"The best part of this project is that it started as a result of arts councils on both sides of the border asking what they could do that would engage other communities that would bring people from multi-ethnic backgrounds together," White said.

The gardens are meant to be a place for people to reflect on the strength of the partnership between the two countries.

"This is not so much to tell a war story but to tell a story of 200 years of peace," White said.

Lt. Col. Paul Dansereau, the chair of Niagara University's Military Science program, runs the university's 75 cadet ROTC program. He watched as three of those cadets performed their Honor Guard duties.

"There is a quiet professionalism in most veterans, which is something that I really admire," Dansereau said.

Dansereau, who has been deployed four times to Iraq or Afghanistan, said that celebrating Veterans Day has always been important in his family, as both his father and Grandfather are also Veterans.

Dansereau had one piece of advice for people celebrating Veterans Day.

"Thank a vet," Dansereau said.

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