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Project underway to bring battlefield soil to St. Augustine parade field

A project is underway to name and consecrate the 24,000-square-foot parade field in front of the historic St. Francis Barracks in St. Augustine, Fla., with soil from battlefields around the world where the Florida National Guard has fought. The manicured and picturesque parade field is used today for retreat ceremonies, but remains without an official title despite its prominence as a Florida National Guard site.



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This work, Project underway to bring battlefield soil to St. Augustine parade field [Image 3 of 4], by MSgt Thomas Kielbasa, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.04.2012

Date Posted:06.07.2012 13:44

Photo ID:596912

VIRIN:120604-Z-RH998-002

Resolution:3666x2436

Size:1.24 MB

Location:ST. AUGUSTINE, FL, USGlobe

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