Each state had a connection to the war, such as sending a regiment to fight, said Maggie Beckford, president of the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society and executive director of the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce.
The column is a burial place, a symbol of peace among the United States, Great Britain, and Canada, and a big tourist attraction, Ms. Beckford
The island's roughly 500 hotel rooms, which include cottages and other rental accommodations, were booked for the nights of July 3 and 4, she
"It's just an amazing structure that they would have put together back then," she
said of the monument.