Images: Commemoration of 1812 [Image 13 of 303]
Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, commander of Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North, and his wife, Sheri, gather with Mark Romig, chief executive officer of the New Orleans Tourism Marketing, Mary Beth Romig, director of communications and public relations for the New Orleans Convention and Visitor Bureau, and her parents during a reception aboard USS Wasp frigate in honor of the War of 1812 Commemoration., April 18, 2012. The recepetion was held in honor 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.