Don’t miss Harrison Rally Day
By Ethan Amstutz
Harrison Rally day is a fun parade for the whole family.
It involves lots of different floats ranging from the firefighters and police officers to the Perrysburg High School Marching Band, and the orchestra members of the high school. As they march around the block, people in the parade hand out candy to the young kids.
Harrison Rally day is celebrated every year in early September. The parade starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, and runs down through Louisiana Avenue.
Who is the day named after? According to Historic Perrysburg Inc., Henry Harrison was commissioned as an ensign of the 11th Regiment of Infantry assigned to the Cincinnati post in the Northwest Territory. Harrison Rally Day was invented because of the defeat of the British fleet against Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry and Henry Harrison. We honor Henry Harrison because of his bravery in the war.