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Two Hundred Years Later: Remembering the Courage of Isaac Brock

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It was a cold morning, October 13, 1812, when Major General Sir Isaac Brock led his troops into battle at Queenston Heights. The invading American forces were determined to claim the land and Brock was equally determined to repel them. In defiance of the usual protocol, Brock took his position at the front, rather than the rear of his troops and though the battle was won, the leader of the British forces lost his life in the effort.

Two hundred years later, that monumental battle – one of the most decisive moments in the War of 1812 – and Brock’s death were commemorated with a full-scale re-staging of the battle on the now-quiet Queenston Heights. Crowds of spectators, historians and military enthusiasts were on hand to mark the occasion and so, of course, was Naturally in Niagara.

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The Author

Liz Fleming, Managing Editor of NaturallyinNiagara.ca, is an award-winning journalist who writes a weekly travel gear column for The Toronto Star as well as regular travel features for The Toronto Star, The Toronto Sun, Cruise and Travel Lifestyles Magazine and CAA Travel. She’s currently a featured commentator on the Astral Media radio stations in southern Ontario, providing daily travel ‘minutes’ and is the editor of WO, the White Oaks Magazine.

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