Florida National Guard to celebrate 446th Anniversary of ‘First Muster’
Recognizing the first known muster of Citizen-Soldiers in the continental U.S. – September 16, 1565
WHAT: The Florida National Guard will celebrate the 446th anniversary of the first known muster of Citizen-Soldiers in the continental U.S. during a day-long celebration in St. Augustine, Fla. The Florida National Guard will open the St. Francis Barracks Historical Museum. This will allow visitors to tour the museum, which is normally closed to the general public. Re-enactors from Florida Living History will be present all day to help tell the story of the Citizen-Soldier in Florida.
WHEN: Friday, September 16, 2011 from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: St. Francis Barracks, Florida National Guard Headquarters, 82 Marine Street, St. Augustine, Fla.