WWII Memorials and Sites of Interest

Discover the active role played by Floridians and Florida's military installations during WWII.  Honor a veteran or discover a significant place by visiting one of these sites of interest or memorials.

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West Campus of Florida State University - Tallahassee Branch of The University of Florida

After World War II, many veterans returning to Florida sought a college education through the GI Bill. The all-male University of Florida (UF) experienced record enrollment as thousands... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Leon

City: Tallahassee

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Fort Barrancas and Fort Barrancas National Cemetery

Managed by the National Park Service as part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, the first fort was built by the British on this site in 1763. Developed as an artillery training... Read More

Region: Northwest

City: Pensacola

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Four Freedoms Monument

The Four Freedoms were stated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in his Annual Message to Congress, January 6, 1941.  Freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Madison

City: Madison

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Camp Blanding

Camp Blanding, established as a National Guard base in 1939, is named for Major General Albert Blanding (1876-1970) who commanded a brigade in WWI, was awarded the Distinguished Service... Read More

Region: Northeast

County: Clay

City: Camp Blanding

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Lodwick Aviation Military Academy

Beginning in 1939, Army Air Corps (later Army Air Force) Chief, General Henry “Hap” Arnold, turned primary pilot training over to civilian contractors to allow military personnel... Read More

Region: South

County: Highlands

City: Avon Park

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Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park

Home of one of the largest and deepest freshwater springs in the world, this park plays host to an abundance of wildlife, including alligators, turtles, deer and birds. Daily guided... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Wakulla

City: Wakulla Springs

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Fort Clinch State Park

Construction of Fort Clinch began in 1847, and today it is considered one of the best preserved 19th century forts in the nation. Sited on the northern tip of Amelia Island, this fort... Read More

Region: Northeast

County: Nassau

City: Fernandina Beach

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Jonathan Dickinson State Park

In 1696, a Quaker merchant named Jonathan Dickinson shipwrecked off the coast in the area of Hobe Sound. Dickinson, his family, and other survivors made an arduous journey along the... Read More

Region: South

County: Martin

City: Hobe Sound

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Bald Point State Park

Some of the most picturesque scenic areas along Northwest Florida are found within Bald Point State Park, which supports 4,065 upland acres. Located on Alligator Point, where Ochlockonee... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Franklin

City: Alligator Point

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Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

The Dade battle ushered in the Second Seminole War in 1835. The park protects the National Historic Landmark battlefield and the natural communities as they existed when the soldiers... Read More

Region: South

County: Dade

City: Bushnell

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