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WATCH LIVE - William Henry Harrison Ceremony

Posted on: February 8, 2018
President William Henry Harrison

Gerald Ford, the 38th President of the United States of America, implemented a wreath-laying program for our deceased presidents. Every year, the city where the president resided lies a wreath on their grave for their birthday. A general, who is a personal emissary of the President, attends each president’s yearly ceremony. The great city of North Bend, Ohio has the honor of being the home to our 9th President, William Henry Harrison. Since we have this distinction, we have the honor to hold a yearly wreath-laying ceremony.       

Harrison came to the city of Cincinnati at the age of 18. He had fought in battles such as the Battle of Fallen Timbers prior to becoming President. These battles are where his legacy began. While a member of the 6th United States Congress, he helped create the Ohio and Indian Territories. He went on to be the Governor of the Indian Territory, Commander of the Army of the Northwest in 1812, a Representative to the US House of Representatives, and served as President. He was one of the oldest presidents ever to take office and also served the least amount of time in office. He died shortly after giving his inaugural speech, which still holds the record for being the longest.


On February 9, 2017 North Bend will conduct the yearly wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate Harrison’s 245th birthday. The event will start at 11:00 am at President William Henry Harrison's Memorial Site at 2 Cliff Rd. North Bend, Ohio. 
By: Taylor High School alumna, Kayla Coleman