We are a small group of volunteers from the Historic Military Establishment of Upper Canada re-enactment group that have come together to fill a tremendous gap in Canadian’s knowledge about the far reaching effects of the War of 1812 on our nation. We are one of a very few nations that has not honoured its founders and the Graveside Project looks to fill that gap.
The graves of veterans of the War of 1812 have never been recognized nationally and by doing so, we will bring an awareness of this time in our history to light in communities that have no other link to the War of 1812.
This project will provide a data base of biographical information on thousands of veterans of the War of 1812, a data base that presently does not exist, and one that will be a boon to future research by students of our history.
This legacy project that will see schools, heritage committees, legions, and family members research this time period and place these plaques in the future brings the promise that the veterans of the War of 1812 will not be forgotten, nor will that important part of our nation’s history.