28th Annual Camp Gordon Johnston Day Parade
March 11 @ 10:45 am
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Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum is celebrating the 28th Annual Camp Gordon Johnston Day Parade on Saturday, March 11, 2023, starting at 10:45 am ET in Carrabelle, FL. This parade is planned especially to honor our country’s remaining WWII veterans as well as recognize and salute all veterans from WWII to the present. All veterans, their families, and friends as well as the general public are asked to come to Carrabelle to join the celebration of our military veterans. The museum needs the community’s support and participation to make this celebration more special than ever for our veterans.
The Camp Gordon Johnston Parade pays tribute to all veterans of all branches of service. This community parade typically features vintage museum vehicles like the WWII DUKW, Willis Jeep, and German Lieferwagen. In addition, entries include other military vehicles, motorcycles, JROTC units, color guards, veteran organizations and auxiliary units, and of course, many civic and community floats, decorated golf carts, gorgeous classic cars, Shriners, and beauty queens of all ages. The parade will wind through downtown Carrabelle along US Hwy 98.
Camp Gordon Johnston Museum invites everyone to participate in the parade. Participants do not need any military affiliation to participate, just an appreciation for veterans and the military. Individuals, community organizations, and businesses are all welcome to participate with a float, vehicle, or as walkers. Participants can show their support for our veterans and military service members by displaying red, white, and blue colors. There is no cost to participate in the parade. For best parade placement, participants are asked to fill out the parade entry form found at https://www.campgordonjohnston.com/visit/cgj-days/ and return it by March 6, 2023. Participants who do not register are still encouraged to join.
Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum, located at 1873 Highway 98 West, will be open Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm. Guests are encouraged to come and learn the amazing stories of the region’s WWII heroes and see the remarkable artifacts. Overflow and large vehicle parking is available directly across US Hwy 98 at Carrabelle Public Beach Park. While in Carrabelle, participants are encouraged to stay for the weekend (or the week) and enjoy a variety of community activities, attractions, and restaurants.
Sponsors and volunteers are also needed for these festivities. For more information, go to https://www.campgordonjohnston.com/visit/cgj-days/ or contact the museum at (850) 697-8575 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Funding provided by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council, the City of Carrabelle, and the Camp Gordon Johnston Association.