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Chalmette Battlefield and Chalmette National Cemetery
AIRVŪZ STAFF NOTE :
Bumble Bee Productions brings us this excellent drone video of important American historical site in New Orleans, Louisiana: the Chalmette National Cemetary. Located in its namesake town just east of the Big Easy, the cemetery lies adjacent to the site of the Battle of New Orleans, the last of the War of 1812 between the USA and Great Britain. The bloody battle occurred when a British force, not having yet received word that the war had been concluded with a treaty signed in Belgium, unsuccessfully attacked US forces in January, 1815.
I remember visiting a place where there were cannons and this great big open field in one of the many field trips while in elementary school. I was asked if I would drone the Chalmette Battle field and National cemetery and of course I said yes. I soon realized that this was the place I mentioned and vaguely remembered. There is something about going back in time to understand how this nation became great and in spite of the dark periods of history there remains this great sense of pride and honor of those that fought for what they believed in and died in the name of patriotism and duty. Many people believe that this last great battle of the War of 1812 between the United States and Britain was unnecessary, since the treaty ending the war was signed in late 1814, but the war was not over. The resounding American victory at the Battle of New Orleans soon became a symbol of a new idea: American democracy triumphing over the old European ideas of aristocracy and entitlement. General Andrew Jackson's hastily assembled army had won the day against a battle-hardened and numerically superior British force. condensed: https://www.nps.gov/jela/chalmette-battlefield.htm