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War of 1812 Commemoration Ceremony
Please join the Farmington Historical Society as we commemorate the bicentennial of the start of the War of 1812. We will be gathering at the flagpoles on the east side of the Walter E. Sundquist Pavilion at 9:00am at the start of our Farmer's Market. Brian Golden, president of the Farmington Historical Society will start the event and introduce David Hales, a resident of Farmington Hills and Commissioner with the Michigan Commission on the War of 1812. He will talk a little about the Commission and Michigan's participation in the War of 1812. We will have a small group of uniformed, local, Boy Scouts lower the 50 star American flag and raise a commemorative 15 star American flag in its place. The singing of the Star Spangled Banner will conclude the ceremony.
|Where||Walter E. Sundquist Farmington Pavilion & Riley Park Grand River Ave & Grove St, Farmington, MI 48336|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||9:00 am–9:30 am|
|Who to bring||Everyone|
More About Walter E. Sundquist Farmington Pavilion & Riley Park
Established in Downtown Farmington in 2005, the Walter E. Sundquist Pavilion & Riley Park have become a busy center of activity in Downtown Farmington. This town square hosts the Farmington Farmers & Artisans Market from May through November, and a Holly Days Market the first weekend in December. Additional summer activities include the Farmington Area Founders Festival, for which the Pavilion serves as a musical stage. In the fall, the Pavilion rocks with the annual Harvest Moon Celebration, a three-day extravaganza of music, wine and beer tasting and a Harvest Market with children's activities and a scarecrow building contest. The Pavilion is named for Walter E. Sundquist, long-time owner of Sundquist Funeral Home in Downtown Farmington. Riley Park is named for benefactor George Riley of Farmington Hills.