Spirit of 1812 Medal
Lloyd Bockstruck in October 2012
Spirit of 1812 Medal
Bill Covington in May 2011
BICENTENNIAL OF THE WAR OF 1812
of the War of 1812 often referred to as “The Second War for
American Independence” officially begins on June 18, 2012.
The conflict and bravery shown would inspire Francis Scott
Key to write a poem describing the bombardment of Fort
McHenry in Baltimore Harbor and the said writings would
become our country’s National Anthem, known as "The Star
Spangled Banner." The War of 1812 solidified independence
of the United States of America from Great Britain. We
shall celebrate on June 18th as “The War of 1812 Remembrance
Day” for this Bicentennial Celebration.
For the sailors,
For the soldiers,
For the citizens,
For our patriots,
May God bless
held on the first Friday of October and December and again
the first Saturday of May. Please contact us for
information about the meeting location as it changes
Chapter awarded Spirit of 1812 Medal, a national recognition
awarded to an individual or to an organization with a
distinguished record of study, promotion and dedication to
the preservation of the history of people, places and events
of the War of 1812. Lloyd Buckstrock, retired
genealogy librarian and renowned research, was honored in
October 2012. Receiving the recognition in May 2011,
Bill Covington was honored for his work as a period
re-enactor focusing on the Continental Soldier.
Also, the chapter presented an
ROTC medal to University of Texas at
Arlington. This program hosts the ROTC units for many
institutions in the Dallas area. In addition, six JROTC
awards were presented.
WORK OF THE
than a century, the members of the National Society
United States Daughters of 1812, have dedicated
themselves to patriotism, preservation of documents and
relics, and education. These goals are as relevant in
today's society as they were when the organization was
founded in 1892.
Work of the Society includes promotion and education of
the The Flag House and Star-Spangled Banner Museum
(located in Baltimore Maryland), Old Fort Niagara, and
Fort McHenry (birth place of our national anthem);
providing reading materials to the American Merchant
Marine Library Association (AMMLA) which was created to
meet the demands of the men in our Merchant Marine for
reading matter by providing an exchange Library Service
to American ships; preservation and education of St.
Michael and All Angel's Church in England. (This church
was built by the French prisoners held by the English at
Dartmoor Prison and finished by War of 1812 American
prisoners. The first American prisoners arrived on April
2, 1813 and eventually totaled 6,553 of which 271 known
In addition, the Society also helps to support schools
for under privileged children; support of America's
Veterans; preservation of history; JROTC and ROTC
awards, and American Flag education. These are just
some of the works of the National Society United States
Daughters of 1812.
Cavet Chapter, United States Daughter of 1812, was
organized in Pennsylvania on 15 March 1915 and was named
in honor of the ancestor of the Organizing President,
Mrs. A. V. Lane, who was at the time President of the
Texas Society, United States Daughters of 1812. Mrs.
Lane called together seventeen other eligible ladies for
the purpose of organizing this chapter dedicated to the
memory of our soldier Ancestors.
son of John and Margaret Cavet, was born ia in 1770. He
was a private in the Pennsylvania Militia under Captain
William Johnson and General Cook during the War of 1812.
He married Jean Ann McKean about 1792. Their daughter,
Margaret Cavet married John Hughey, from whom Mrs. A. V.
Lane, Organizing President descended.
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Copyrighted 2012. John
Cavet Chapter, U.S.D. of 1812