Images: War of 1812: New Orleans [Image 41 of 57]
Photo by Cpl. Scott L. Tomaszycki
Bert Stolier, center, a former Marine Raider who volunteers at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, speaks to a group of 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit Marines about his experiences in the Pacific, April 21, 2012. The 26th MEU is currently providing support to the commemoration of the Battle of New Orleans. Starting through April and continuing through 2015, the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard will commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and "The Star-Spangled Banner." The War of 1812 celebration with commemorate the rich Naval history and showcase the capabilities of today's Navy-Marine Corps team.