“We Have Met the Enemy” Being Filmed in Newport, Rhode Island

Brig Niagara Put-in-Bay(New York, New York – 30 June 2016) Executive Producer Scott L. Reda (The Blue and the Gray,
WWII in HD, Vietnam in HD) and his award-winning Lou Red Productions are scheduled to
continue production of We Have Met the Enemy, a documentary film about Commodore Oliver
Hazard Perry and the 1813 Battle of Lake Erie. Reda is producing the film with Executive
Producers John Kuzdale and Mark Nixon and will begin filming at various sites in Newport, RI,
Perry’s home during the War of 1812.

“Rhode Island’s Oliver Hazard Perry was perhaps America’s greatest naval hero. It’s exciting to
be part of the team that is bringing his story to life for modern viewers,” Reda remarked.
“Perry’s victory on Lake Erie essentially saved this country and decided the fate of the whole
continent.”

With great detail, We Have Met the Enemy will delve into the life of 27-year-old Perry and how
he overcame incredible challenges after leaving Newport to construct the US fleet and lead his
men to victory against the British. After receiving the British surrender, Perry famously wrote to
General William Henry Harrison: “We have met the enemy and they are ours.”
Mark Nixon stated, “Perry’s War of 1812 odyssey began and ended in Newport. Many of the
sailors in the Battle of Lake Erie were from Rhode Island, where Perry was also born and is now
buried. Newport and its rich maritime history are a big part of the Perry story.”

Lou Reda Productions has a long history producing award-winning programs for domestic and
international broadcast. The company’s recognitions include a People’s Choice Award, a
Peabody, and nine Emmy nominations (including one win). Among the company’s most recent
productions are the History Channel event television series WWII in HD (narrated by Gary
Sinise), Vietnam in HD (narrated by Michael C. Hall), and the National Geographic Channel
special Brothers in War (narrated by Charlie Sheen). The company is also known for the
production The Blue and The Gray.

More news available from The Newport Daily News.






Historic Weekend Events Conclude Three-Year Commemoration

Perry's VictoryThe final events in the three-year observance of the War of 1812 and the Battle of Lake Erie are coming up on Historic Weekend!

Saturday, September 12*
Join us for a day to remember. Tickets for the day are a donation to the Perry Group and include passage aboard the Miller Ferry to the battle site, coffee and light breakfast and the reception at the Keys with hors d’oeuvres and a drink. $35 per person, $25 for Perry Group Members.

8 a.m. Check-in for Wreath Laying Begins at Perry’s Victory Visitor Center
Programming will be provided National Park Service Rangers Bill Krejci and Kathie Holbrook of Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial and historic military interpreters from For King and Empire of St. Johns Newfoundland and the Halifax Citadel Regimental Association of Halifax, Nova Scotia and Chaplain Mother Mary Staley of St. Paul’s Church. Musical performances provided by the Black Swamp Inter-Tribal Foundation, historical re-enactor Bob Ford, and Border Patrol Agent Tim Nickell and Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Allen Terry of the United States Border Patrol Pipes & Drums

8:45 a.m. * Miller Ferry Departs for Wreath Laying at Battle Site (departure dock TBD)
11:30 a.m. Ferry Returns
12:00 p.m * Reception at The Keys
2:15 p.m. Historic Weekend Parade—Downtown Put-in-Bay, Ohio (Community parade with high school bands, antique cars, re-enactors, US Navy, US Park Service, US Navy Sea Cadet Corps, Boy Scouts of America, and more)

3 p.m. Military Tattoo (Artillery and special maneuvers of ground forces from War of 1812, combined with musical performances, and remarks from special guests.)
5 p.m. Battle of Lake Eric Lecture presented by Gerry Altoff in the Visitor Center
6 p.m. Sounds of Sousa Concert sponsored by the Perry Group on the lower plaza (In case of rain this concert will be held inside at the Niagara Event Center)
At Dusk (ish) *Lights of Peace—Harbor Illumination sponsored by the Perry Group. Flares will be lit around South Bass Island in memory of friends & loved ones.

Sunday, September 13
10 a.m. Procession: In Remembrance of the Fallen (20 minute ceremony) Participants need to arrive NLT 9:45 a.m. to line up.
Reserve and buy tickets by phone 419-285-2491, or email info@theperrygroup.org purchase online at http://www.theperrygroup.org

*There are no rain dates for these events.

Information courtesy of Chasing Pery’s Victory Blog / Peter Huston