Veterans Day Parade Nov. 8, 2014
The annual Veterans Day Parade is being held at 11 am on Saturday, November 8, 2014 in downtown Fernandina Beach. Line up along historic Centre Street to watch the parade and show support for those who have served. PARADE UPDATE: It was another great parade in downtown Fernandina Beach! See Amelia Island Living’s photos posted on FACEBOOK in the album “THANK YOU VETS,” 2014 parade scenes.
Fort Clinch State Park Tribute To Veterans
Best weekend of the year to visit Fort Clinch? Many would agree it’s in November, for their special presentation “History of the American Soldier,” an annual tribute to Veterans.
Visit Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach Saturday, November 8, 2014 (from 9 am to 5 pm) to experience this wonderful event. UPDATE, SUNDAY ADDED: According to a Fort representative we spoke with 11/4/14, a second day has been added this year, so if you can’t make it on Saturday, plan to visit Sunday, November 9, 2014 to experience “The History of The American Soldier.”
With exhibits and reenactors representing all major American military conflicts since the Revolutionary War, visit Amelia Island’s historic fortress honoring Veterans.
Fort Clinch Salutes Those Who Have Served in America’s Armed Forces
Whether you’re a history buff or want to share a great educational outing with your kids or grandchildren, this living history presentation (including firing demonstrations of antique rifles, pistols and cannons), is an outstanding way to review the wars fought by America’s soldiers since 1776 through contemporary times. There will also be a fort canteen offering refreshments.
Besides seeing displays and mingling with reenactors, visitors will also hear music of various eras being played giving the experience an added authentic aura. This event gives glimpse of how “freedom isn’t free.”
Entry to Fort Clinch State Park during this special event is the regular park fee $6 per vehicle (2 to 8 passengers), or $4 for single occupant, plus a donation of one canned food item per person (to be donated to the Barnabas Food Pantry).
Fort Clinch State Park is located off Atlantic Avenue near Main Beach in Fernandina (904-277-7274). Find out more about Fort Clinch State park amenities, view photo album and watch Fort Clinch video.
Florida State Parks Free Entry November 11, 2014
According to a news release from the Florida Governor’s office, “in honor of Veterans Day, there will be free park entry for everyone at state parks on Tuesday, November 11, 2014″ (this includes Fort Clinch State Park on Amelia Island). “The Florida Park Service encourages residents and visitors to celebrate veterans and active military personnel by bringing them to one of Florida’s 171 state parks and trails to enjoy outdoor activities”.