“Not your Usual” Defenders’ Day Returns

-photo courtesy of Defenders Day Facebook page-

Defenders’ Day is back but at a new location and date.

Debbie Staigerwald, Chairperson of Defenders’ Day, announced that War of 1812 event will move from its traditional home of Fort Howard Park to Veterans Park in Old Dundalk. There is also a new date as Defenders Day will move a week later from Labor Day Weekend to Saturday, Sept. 11 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“I am pleased to announce we will be having “Not your Usual” Defenders’ Day this year! Because of COVID, it will be much smaller than usual and no re-enactment, but we will be having stations with living history actors recounting the events of that day and the history of “The battle of North Point,” Staigerwald said.

“We will also be having children’s activities and soldier encampments. We will also have a small 9/11 memorial service at 3 p.m.”

There will also be food trucks and other events at the shopping center during Defenders’ Day.

For more information and/or to volunteer, please email Debbie Staigerwald