Friday, September 17, 2010

445th Anniversary of the 'First Muster'

The Florida National Guard celebrated the 445th Anniversary of the 'First Muster' of a colonial militia in Florida. FLH's Company of Santiago was invited to participate in the festivities. Unlike some of the colonial militias of Virginia and New England there isn't quite the unbroken chain of history as Florida was ceded to the British for a few years in the 18th century and eventually to the United States in the 19th. Nonetheless, I'm glad to see the acknowledgement of citizen soldiers the goes back to well before the founding of the republic. Plus ther are simply some photos and video that are just cool and fun. Check it out.



In the news from the St. Augustine Record

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