While the Brig Niagara was moored at Put-in-Bay for the closing ceremonies of the Bicentennial Celebration of the Battle of Lake Erie of the War of 1812, the Senior Captain, Walter Rybka, was kind enough to personally sign and date fifty 3’ x 5’ Commodore Perry “Dont Give Up The Ship” flags, on the day of the anniversary, Sept. 10, 2013.
The Put-in-Bay American Legion Post has numbered these flags 1/50 through 50/50. Each signed and numbered flag will is accompanied by an official Certificate of Authenticity, ready to frame, signed by the Post Commander and immediate Past Commander. Cost of the signed and numbered flag, with the certificate of authenticity, is $100. The Legion will mail the flags to the purchaser free of charge.
To order or with questions, call 419-285-5521, or mail checks to The American Legion, Post 542, P O Box 56, Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456.