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Never Forgotten- POW/MIA Trail of Remembrance
September 17, 2021 - September 30, 2021
The River Raisin National Battlefield Park, as Michigan’s largest battlefield, preserves and protects the sacred soil that became the final resting place of the largest number of U.S. soldiers killed in a single battle during the War of 1812. After the January 22, 1813 battle along the River Raisin, 586 U.S. soldiers were taken prisoner, the most ever taken by a foreign power from the continental United States. British forces marched the able-bodied American prisoners north from the River Raisin towards Detroit and then on to Canada. Please join the National Battlefield Park, DTE Energy Foundation, First Merchants Bank, La-Z-Boy Inc., Sieb Plumbing & Heating and the Kiwanis Club of Monroe in remembering and honoring all who were taken as prisoners of war and those who served and never returned home.
The flags are visible from sunrise to sunset along the walk-way outside the Park’s new Visitor Center towards the Battlefield grounds.
**The River Raisin National Battlefield Park staff prioritizes the health and well-being of visitors, volunteers, and employees. We continue to work closely with the NPS Office of Public Health using CDC guidance to ensure public areas and workspaces remain safe and clean for everyone. Visitors are required to wear a mask indoors, regardless of vaccination status, and should attempt to maintain a minimum of 6 feet between your group and others.