Images: War of 1812: New Orleans [Image 44 of 303]
Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, commander of Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North, shows off a baseball he used to throw the first pitch at the Zephyrs baseball game, April 21, 2012. The general threw the pitch 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.