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Florida Living History, Inc., in partnership with the Florida National Guard, will commemorate the 453rd anniversary of the first mustering of America’s original citizen-soldiers and the 453rd “birthday” of the National Guard.
Four hundred and fifty-three years ago, on September 16, 1565, Admiral Don Bartolomé Menéndez de Avilés, Don Pedro’s older brother and San Agustín’s first mayor, mustered the first militia troops in the continental United States. Their task was to defend the newly founded Spanish pueblo of San Agustín de la Florida (present-day St. Augustine, FL - the oldest continuously occupied, European city, port, and parish in the continental United States) against pending attack by the French.
On Friday, September 14th, 2018 - in conjunctionView more
Admission to this heritage Event and to the St. Francis Barracks Museum is free of charge to the public.
82 Marine St., St. Augustine, FL 32084