Come to the Veteran’s Day Grand Parade in downtown St. Augustine. The parade, which will begin when the church bells ring and there is a cannon salute from the fort, is to honor the military history of St. Augustine and all those who served and continue to serve our country. It will last approximately an hour to hour and a half and will include historic military vehicles, military units, military marching bands, local high school bands, vintage and military aircraft flyovers, military aircraft on static display beside the fort and some of the Castillo’s living history volunteers.
Starting on Orange Street at 10:45am, the parade will continue east on Orange Street, south on S. Castillo Dr./Avenida Menendez, west on Cathedral Pl., north on Cordova Street, returning to Orange Street near Francis Field. The parade is being presented by the Veterans Council of St. Johns County and the Ancient City Chapter of the Military Officers Association in America. Our Veterans Day Parade this year will be focused on our local heroes who have served our nation.
After the parade, the vehicles and volunteers will make their way to the Castillo, where the vehicles will be on display in the visitor parking lot from approximately 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will be free admission to the Castillo where you’ll find volunteers of various time periods, displaying a timeline of the Castillo’s military history, and living history encampments represented by park volunteers.