The Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. -- The 200th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans will be commemorated on Louisiana's license plates, starting next year.

Legislation requiring that license plates issued for private passenger vehicles from 2014 through 2015 should honor the battle's bicentennial received final passage Thursday with a unanimous vote of the Senate.

The current pelican imprint on the license plate will be replaced with the words 'Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial 1815-2015.' The website will be listed on the bottom of the plate instead of the current 'Sportsman's Paradise.'

The Battle of New Orleans was part of the War of 1812 between the United States and Britain.

House Concurrent Resolution 67 can be found at

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