Restored military vehicles from the Military Vehicle Preservation Association are led by the Camp Gordon Johnston Museum’s World War II DUKW in the annual parade. [ Sheri Wesson | Contributed ]
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WWII museum plans March 9 parade

The Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum will celebrate the 29th annual Camp Gordon Johnston Day Veterans Parade on Saturday, March 9, starting at 10:45 a.m. ET in Carrabelle.

The parade is planned especially to honor the nation’s remaining World War II veterans as well as to salute all veterans from that war to the present. All veterans, their family and friends as well as the general public are asked to come to Carrabelle to join the celebration of military veterans.

The Camp Gordon Johnston Parade pays tribute to all veterans of all branches of service and will feature vintage museum vehicles like the WWII DUKW, Willis Jeep, and German Lieferwagen as well as restored military vehicles from the Military Vehicle Preservation Association and Florida Military Vehicle Heritage Group. 

Motorcycle riders, mostly made up of military veterans, make an impressive appearance in the Camp Gordon Johnston Veterans Parade. [ Sheri Wesson | Contributed ]

In addition, the parade will be joined by several veteran organizations, plus veteran motorcycle groups, Shriners clubs, businesses and community organizations. Military and police vehicles, decorated golf carts, classic cars, patriotic walkers, and even some patriotic pets will wind through downtown Carrabelle along US 98.

Camp Gordon Johnston Museum invites everyone to participate in the parade and there is no cost to be in the parade. Participants do not need any military affiliation to participate, just an appreciation for veterans and the military. For best placement, sign up at by March 4. Participants who do not register are still encouraged to join.

Immediately following the parade will be the fifth annual CGJ Dice Run as a much-needed fundraiser for Camp Gordon Johnston Museum and American Legion Post 82. The Dice Run kicks off at the museum, 1873 Highway 98 West.

The museum will be open Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guests are encouraged to come and learn the stories of the region’s World War II heroes and see the remarkable artifacts.

Sponsors and volunteers are also needed for these festivities. For more information, go to or contact the museum at (850) 697-8575 or Funding provided by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council and the Camp Gordon Johnston Association.

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