In honor of the city’s 450th Anniversary, St. Augustine hosted a Veterans Day Grand Parade to honor the military history of the city and all those who served and continue to serve.

The parade stepped off from Francis Field on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at 10:45 a.m., and featured both veteran and active-duty groups, ROTC units, high school bands, and marchers in period dress reflecting the uniforms of all those who have defended the city throughout its long history.

Also on display in the Castillo parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. were a USCG boat on its trailer, and several WWII and Korean War vintage jeeps.

A U.S. Navy Band from Jacksonville and a 30-man marching unit from Fort Stewart in Georgia joined the parade, as well as vintage jeeps, a Florida National Guard HUMVEE, and a float of the Castillo de San Marcos manned and defended by re-enactors from the 1740s Spanish Garrison group.

The parade began at Francis Field and proceeded east to Avenida Menendez, passing a reviewing stand on the lawn of the Castillo de San Marcos at 11:00 a.m., and continued south to Cathedral Place. It then moved north on Cordova Street to finish up at Francis Field.

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