Mark Your Calendars for the 29th Annual Camp Gordon Johnston Veterans Parade and the 5th Annual Dice Run on Saturday, March 9th in Carrabelle and Franklin County, FL!! Click here for more information.
Join Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum, American Legion Post 82 and the community of Carrabelle as they celebrate all veterans Saturday, March 9 with the Camp Gordon Johnston Veteran’s Parade. The parade kicks off Saturday at 10:45 am in downtown Carrabelle with everything from motorcycle riders and military vehicles to decorated golf carts and vintage cars!
Then immediately following the parade, will be the 5th Annual Camp Gordon Johnston Dice Run. This fun event will kickoff at 11:30 am and participants will ride and drive along beautiful coastal Highway 98 to various stops, rolling dice at each one. At the end of the day, those with highest and the lowest combined rolls will win prizes. Registration is open now at Dice Run Registration. The run will start at Camp Gordon Johnston Museum and conclude by 4:30 PM at American Legion Post #82 in Lanark with a delicious Butts and Clucks meal, door prizes, live music, 50/50 raffle, and awards presentation.
The Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum, located in Carrabelle, Florida, was established to honor and preserve the heritage of the men and women who trained at the camp during WWII. Camp Gordon Johnston opened in 1942 for the sole purpose of training Infantry Divisions and their support units in amphibious operations by U. S. Army Engineer Special Brigades [ESB]. This camp trained a quarter of a million men, closing in June of 1946. Three infantry divisions and two special brigades left here after receiving amphibious training to confront tyranny both in Europe and the Pacific. Learn about their dedication, fears and heroism at our museum.
The sacrifices and achievements of our WWII era citizens have led historians to label these individuals as the best generation America has yet produced. We feel it would be a tragedy not to display their accomplishments as a worthy lesson for today’s citizens. To this extent the museum promotes not only the history of WWII, but also portrays the gigantic effort that our nation poured into this conflict. The CGJ Museum has compiled an extensive history of the various units that trained here, as well as a photographic display of the area and life as it existed at the camp. Furthermore, the CGJ veterans have contributed the artifacts brought back from battles overseas, along with uniforms, equipment, and all sorts of souvenirs, too numerous to name.
They were willing to give the ultimate sacrifice for us. Won’t you give to preserve their historic legacy?
The Camp Gordon Johnston Museum has recently completed a capital expansion project that added exhibit space and allowed the expansion of collections and conservation space. This helps to ensure the proper respect is given to the stories and artifacts of the brave service members who trained here. It is through your generosity that this facility became a reality, and it will be through your generosity that it will continue to thrive for generations to come. We rely on your direct support to continue preserving the legacy of the “Amphibious Soldiers” of WWII. Please donate today to say thank you to them for their great service and sacrifice.
Funded in part by the Franklin County TDC