AmericaJR’s Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo recently visited the River Raisin National Battlefield Park in Monroe, Mich. It was established as the 393rd unit of the United States National Park Service under Title VII of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act, which was signed into law on March 30, 2009. The area was the site of the costly Battle of Frenchtown, in which 397 Americans were killed and 547 taken prisoner after surrender to the British Army and Indian coalition during the War of 1812. The fighting took place from January 18–23, 1813.
Visit the River Raisin National Battlefield Park at 1403 E Elm Ave, Monroe, MI 48162. For more info, go to https://www.nps.gov/rira/index.htm