Images: War of 1812: New Orleans [Image 59 of 303]
Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, commander of Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North, and his wife, Sheri Hummer, gather with women from Victory Belles, a performance group, 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.