http://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...812-for-help/2012/04/14/gIQAHcB7HT_story.html Interesting article in today's Washington Post. The War of 1812 is pretty much unremembered save for "Old Ironsides" (here in the Bay State!) , The Star Spangled Banner (Ft McHenry in Baltimore) and maybe for those old enough - the goofy song "The Battle of New Orleans" by Johnny Horton http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50_iRIcxsz0. Good luck with this - I'm not sure how much history resonates with the American public unfortunately. I also wonder if the Navy itself doesn't have a hard time internally articulating it's mission and relevance- the current ad campaign "A Global Force for Good" is really horrible in my humble opinion and more suited to a recruiting campaign for the Salvation Army or the American Red Cross.