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Plattsburgh prepares to celebrate famous battle

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PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. - Plattsburgh is getting ready to celebrate its military history in a big way.

The 200th commemoration of the Battle of Plattsburgh kicks off next week and will run for 16 days. There will be memorials and tributes at the graveyards where American and British soldiers are buried side-by-side, as well as what organizers are calling one of the largest parades in the city's history with 13 marching bands.

"It's just going to be huge and it's something that I think everybody will want to see. We say it's the biggest parade that Plattsburgh has seen, and I think it really is going to be," said Kit Booth of the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration Committee.

This year the re-enactment of the famous naval battle on Lake Champlain will feature tall ships. Buttons will be sold for $15. They'll get you in to most events. For more information visit www.champlain1812.com.
 

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