200 years ago, almost to the date, Laura Secord during the War of 1812-14 walked 32 kilometres from American occupied territory at Queenston to Decew House in Thorold to tell British troops about an impending U.S. invasion of Canada. Her actions helped repel the invading Americans at the Battle of Beaver Dams.
This Friday, June 21 a commemorative coin and stamp will be unveiled to honour this Canadian heroine.
A “Toast to Laura Secord” formal reception will be held the same evening at Queenston Height Restaurant. There will be a special message from His Royal Highness.
On Saturday, June 22 there will be a re-enactment of her famous walk.
Check out the accompanying photo of a Monument at Queenston Heights over looking the lower Niagara River that pays tribute to Laura Secord.