Images: War of 1812: New Orleans [Image 78 of 303]
Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, commander of Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North, and his wife, Sheri Hummer, gather with Col. Matthew G. St. Clair, commanding officer of 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Sgt.Maj. James E. Booker, MARFORRES sergeant major, and Sgt. Maj. Todd M. Parisi, 26th MEU sergeant major, at a World War II Museum Gala reception, April 20, 2012. The reception was held as part of the War of 1812 Commemoration. New Orleans will serve as the inaugural city in a three-year national celebration commemorating the War of 1812 and the Star-Spangled Banner. The Marine Corps' role in this event reinforces its naval character, showcases the Navy-Marine Corps team and highlights the military's enduring relationship with the city of New Orleans.