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Perry meets Perry

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Larry and Beverly Spees gave Perry Schools a large commodore painting of "Perry". Larry and Beverly Spees gave Perry Schools a large commodore painting of "Perry".
The painting is from Perry's victory on Lake Erie on September of 1813. The painting is from Perry's victory on Lake Erie on September of 1813.

A Perry High School alumni and his wife presented a special gift to Perry local schools. 

Larry and Beverly Spees gave Perry Schools a large commodore painting of "Perry". The painting is from Perry's victory on Lake Erie on September of 1813. Larry Spees says the painting is in memory of his father Edward Spees and his mother Christine Spees who was a teachers at Perry. Larry says he hopes every time students walk past the painting they do one thing.

"I hope they find out more about him and all the brave things that he did and he was quite a leader, if you read a little bit about him he was quite a leader and I think that would be inspirational for the students" says Spees.

The original Perry painting hangs at the Ohio State House Rotunda. 

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