The Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Ohio

Organized January 8, 1895

Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Ohio Color Party application

The Society of the war of 1812 in the State of Ohio offers an 1812 color guard for groups and individuals who wish to commemorate a grave marker or recognize a valued 1812
historical site for dedication. The color guard is composed of members and non members of the Society and often participate in local and national living history programs.
Volunteers come attired in a uniform of a regular or militia soldier from the era. It is a purely voluntary organization. The color guard strives to portray an authentically attired Ohio regular or militia unit.

In order to alert our volunteers members, it is helpful to plan. This on-line form helps the guard review their calendar and offer options for your ceremony and/or observance.
You can down load a pdf version of this form using this link and forward it to:

Color Guard coordinator for the Ohio Society, Craig Fisher
5545 Woodridge Drive
Toledo,Ohio 43623O

Color Guard at the Canal Weston. Presentation of the Colors New Orleans


..or you can fill in the on-line form below. Applications will be reviewed based upon availability of our volunteer color guard members. The Society Color Guard cannot guarantee the number or disposition of the attending guard members. We will strive to authentically represent the Ohio soldier and respectfully represent him with all reasonable time frames. The Society will strive to attend to an Ohio veteran interned outside the boundaries of the State if it is located within a reasonable driving distance in an adjoining state (MI, PA, IN and KY). For distant locations, an honorarium to defer the cost of driving off-site are always welcome.

Graveside Ceremony

  • If this is a veteran of the War of 1812, will there be any descendants present?
  • Has the grave been registered on-line with the grave 1812 Registration site?
    Services offered:- Will there be more than one hereditary society present (SAR, Daughters of 1812,  SVR, etc.)
    – Are you interested in the discharge of flintlock muskets as a salute?
    – Wreath laying
    – Speaker, Society Officer
    – Drums, Fifes (based on availability)Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Ohio formal Color Party request Form

Members Reference Calendar

June 2023