Events

Aug. 15, 2015, 1:00pm-4:30pm
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Location: Museum of Florida History, 500 South Bronough Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399
Categories: WWII, WWII
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Join the Museum of Florida History as we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Beginning at 1:00 p.m., visitors to the Museum can learn about the conflict through hands-on activities. The event will feature World War II veterans and civilians sharing their wartime experiences.... Read More

Aug. 15, 2015, 9:00am-3:00pm
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Location: Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park, 1900 E. Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island 32328
Categories: WWII, Education & Learning, History & Heritage, Outdoors & Nature
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August 15th, 2015 is the 70 year anniversary of V-Day or Victory Day, which marked the end of World War II in 1945. Florida was an active training ground for the United States military. The Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum in nearby Carrabelle will be at St. George Island State Park to talk about... Read More

Aug. 16, 2015, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Patriot Plaza: Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Road 72, Sarasota 34241
Categories: WWII, Education & Learning, History & Heritage, Outdoors & Nature
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A Memorial Service and Wreath Presentation is planned at the Sarasota National Cemetery to remember those that gave the ultimate sacrifice and to those veterans who have passed since August 14, 1945. Program includes 70 Buglers performing Taps - that is one bugler for every year. This event is recognized... Read More

Aug. 16, 2015, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Barrancas National Cemetery, 1 cemetery Road, Pensacola 32508
Categories: WWII, WWII
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Barrancas National Cemetery will host a public wreath laying ceremony as part of the World War II 70th Anniversary Commemorative Weekend sponsored by The Military Order of the Purple Heart and in coordination with the “Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive” organization. Wreaths will be laid to honor those... Read More

Aug. 16, 2015, 1:15pm-3:00pm
Location: Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Road, Jacksonville 32218
Categories: WWII, Education & Learning, History & Heritage, Outdoors & Nature
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Mototcycle ride beginning at Hardage Giddens Town & Countrty Funeral Home, 7242 Normandy Blvd. at 1:15pm , riding to Jacksonville National Cemetery for a wreath laying ceremony to be held at 2pm

Aug. 21, 2015, 10:00am-11:00am
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Location: St. Andrews Military Reservation, 4607 State Park Lane, Panama City 32408
Categories: WWII, Education & Learning, History & Heritage, Outdoors & Nature, Tours & Exhibits
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Learn about the effect German U-boat operations had in the Gulf of Mexico, and the role that this area played in national defense during World War 2.Things to bring… sunscreen and drinking water

Aug. 27, 2015, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Veterans Memorial Park , 9th Ave. and Bayfront Parkway, Pensacola 32502
Categories: WWII, Education & Learning, History & Heritage, Outdoors & Nature
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The “Heroes Among Us “event is part of a monthly series that salutes Northwest Florida residents from all branches of military service. The Aug. 27 ceremony will honor World War II veterans for their service to the United States.Water and light food will be provided; people should bring their own... Read More

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