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Camp Gordon Johnston to host anniversary parade Saturday

Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum will celebrate the 27th annual Camp Gordon Johnston Day Parade this Saturday, March 12.

The parade, which steps off at 10:45 a.m. in downtown Carrabelle, honors all veterans from World War II to the present.

This community parade typically features vintage museum vehicles like the WWII DUKW, Willis

Jeep, and German Lieferwagen, along with motorcycles, JROTC units, color guards, veteran organizations and auxiliary units, community floats, decorated golf carts, classic cars, Shriners and beauty queens of all ages. T

Grand Marshall this year is retired Lt. Cmdr. Herman “Hank” Butler, Jr. who enlisted

in the U.S. Navy in 1950, served four years including during the Korean War, and continued his combined 32 years of service, with the Florida Army National Guard for 20 years. He has consistently participated in CGJ Days Parades representing the Citrus County Florida Chapter 192 of the Korean War Veterans Association.

Individuals, community organizations and businesses are all welcome to participate with a float,

vehicle or as walkers. There is no cost to participate in the parade.

Immediately after the parade, the museum will host a Dice Run as a fundraiser to support the museum’s mission. All types of vehicles are welcome. Registration will be from noon to 1:30 p.m at the museum and the run will conclude by 4:30 p.m. Food and prizes will be provided. For information on the Dice Run, contact Jim Newton at 260-341-7291.

The museum, at 1873 Highway 98 West, will be open Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

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