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2015 Rex Procession

“Wars That Shaped Early America”

America was forged as a nation through many wars and battles, only a few of them remembered today. Many preceded the defining War of Independence, and some followed that titanic struggle for freedom. The 2015 Rex Procession presents in sequence many of those conflicts, beginning more than a century before the War of Independence and culminating in the War of 1812 and the Battle of New Orleans, fought two centuries ago. The School of Design dedicates this parade to the men and women who, over nearly four centuries, have bravely fought to establish and to defend America.