For John, BLUF: The US was another big winner at Trafalgar, without committing a sailor to the fight. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From Independent TV (UK) we have video of the ceremony, and this cutline:
A poignant ceremony was held on board HMS Victory to mark the 211th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar.Here is the Blog Post from Ace of Spades, with this quote from Lord Nelson, the British Admiral in charge:
No captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of the enemy.The important thing to remember is that the Battle of Trafalgar (21 October 1805) limited Bonaparte and his French forces to the Continent and thus prevented an invasion of England, and thus helped ensure the growth of freedom and democracy. If the British had lost at Trafalgar today would be 30 Vendémiaire CCXXV and not 21 October 1016.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff