Veterans Monday will commemorate the fallen and kick off a capital campaign to renovate the Charles F. Hamblen American Legion Post #37 on the bayfront to "interpret 450 years of St. Augustine's military history, providing an educational experience for residents and visitors alike."
Both events are free.
The annual Veterans Day Ceremony at Francis Field opens with displays at 8 amand ceremonies at 10, with Rear Admiral Rick Williamson, Commander of Naval Region Southeast at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, main speaker.
At 11:45 am on the front lawn of the Legion Headquarters, Forward March, Inc. a 501.c.3 organization, will unroll its effort to raise $2 million to renovate the Legion Post. Lunch and tours of the property will follow.
Plans include installation of permanent museum quality displays interpreting St. Augustine's military history.