Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Cemetery Log Date: May 1, 2013

National Cemetery is located south of downtown St. Augustine along Marine Street.  Don’t let the fence scare you off, the cemetery is indeed open to the public.  You can visit it any day, but in May especially there are excellent programs on and around Memorial Day.  Greg Moore, Command Historian for the National Guard, gives tours and lectures Memorial Day weekend.  Post a comment below if you’ve heard of any other public events!

Who: Managed by Bushnell National Cemetery
What: 1.4 acre, well-manicured park with variety of monuments, headstones, historical marker
Where: 104 Marine Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084  Link to Google Map
When:  Open dusk till dawn 365 days a year
  •  The earliest internment in this military cemetery is 1828.
  •  It became Florida’s first designated National Cemetery in 1881. 
  • Three coquina stone pyramids (Dade Monuments) cover the remains of 1,468 soldiers who died during Florida’s Second Seminole War, from 1835 to 1842.

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One Response so far.

  1. marlene muzii says:

    I love this site. It is very interesting.

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