Veterans Day Ceremony at Francis Field in St Augustine FL

Veterans Day Ceremony at Francis Field

November  2014

St. Augustine
11 S. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32084

The annual Veterans Day Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, November 11th at Francis Field on Castillo Drive.

The Ceremony is hosted by the Veterans Council of St. Johns County with assistance from the Florida National Guard and the Ancient City Chap-ter of the Military Officers Association of America and will commence at 1100 am. The speaker for this event is Brigadier General Craig C. Crenshaw, United States Marine Corps. He is currently the Assistant Deputy Commandant for Installations and Logistics, Marine Corps Headquarters at the Pentagon. The Ceremony will begin with a minute or more of sustained gun and cannon fire, to simulate the barrage that was constant throughout World War One and which ended precisely at 1100 on the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. This Ceremony honors all veterans, living and deceased, who have defended St. Augustine for the last 459 years and provided the continuous occupa-tion of which the City is so very proud. We will have both re-enactors wearing uniforms of the past and some Active Duty currently serving men and women of the military services passing before the spectators. There will be some static displays to see and all the re-enactors and active duty personnel to speak with before and after the Ceremony. The Field will be open at 0930 for the public. The Salvation Army and the Lions Club will provide water.Parking is not allowed on the Field itself but the Parking Facility is right next door. The drop off lane will be available for that purpose but not for parking. Please join us as we honor the 20,000+ veterans now living in this County. If you need more information con-tact Lt. Col. (retired) Harry Metz at amazingmetz@yahoo.com.

 

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