Friday, May 21, 2010

Remember the Raisin!

Went to court in Monroe, Michigan today and passed by the monument to the Battle of the River Raisin at the north west corner East Elm Ave & North Dixie Hwy, and I also passed signs to the River Rasin Battlefield National Park.

The River Raisin battlefield, on January 22, 1813 was the site of a now almost forgotten battle and the subsequent massacre of 30-40 wounded US troops by the British and Indians that took place during the war of 1812 .

"Remember the Raisin" was a rallying cry for US troops in the war, but it lacked the punchy and emotive staying power of the later "Remember The Alamo".

But them's the grapes.