Florida National Guard celebrates 450th anniversary of First Muster

Florida National Guard celebrates 450th anniversary of First Muster

The 450th First Muster Commemoration of "the original militia," was held at St. Francis Barracks on Sept. 16, 2015 at the historic St. Francis Barracks in St. Augustine, FL.

FIRST MUSTER 448th Anniversary Commemoration

FIRST MUSTER 448th Anniversary Commemoration

FIRST MUSTER 448th Anniversary Commemoration Filmed September 13, 2013 in St. Augustine, Florida by http://www.StAugustineVideo.com. Presented by the Florida National Guard and Florida Living History, Inc. Col. David Rodgers talks of an Army project underway to consecrate the parade field in front of the historic St. Francis Barracks with soil from battlefields around the world where the Florida National Guard has fought. The initiative -- spearheaded by Senior Army Advisor Col. David Rodgers and Gregory Moore at Florida Department of Military Affairs (DMA) historian's office -- sprinkled soil samples today September 13, 2013 from nine wars and 15 locations across the globe onto the St. Augustine field on Marine Street. See: http://www.floridaguard.army.mil/278891 for more details. Also see: www.floridalivinghistory.org, in partnership with the Florida National Guard and Florida Department of Military Affairs, commemorated the 448th anniversary of the first mustering of America's original citizen-soldiers. The first muster of militia troops in the continental United States took place on September 16, 1565, in the newly established Spanish presidio of San Agustín de la Florida (present-day St. Augustine, FL). The First Muster heritage Event took place today at 9AM on the grounds of the Florida National Guard's (www.floridaguard.army.mil/ ) headquarters in the St. Francis Barracks, at 82 Marine St., in St. Augustine, Florida. This year's Event is the fourth to commemorate that initial muster of America's militia and the "birthday" of Florida's National Guard. Florida Living History, Inc., was invited to provide living historians dressed in the garb, and bearing the weapons, of the 16th-century, Spanish citizen-soldiers who formed America's first militia, as well as to discuss and demonstrate the military arts of the period. In line with his command philosophy of linking the Florida National Guard's heritage to its horizons, Major General Emmett R. Titshaw, Jr., Adjutant General of Florida, has stated that this heritage event is the continuation of a five-year program to educate citizens about Florida National Guard history, culminating in 2015 with the 450th anniversary of both the founding of St. Augustine and of America's first militia. The First Muster heritage event is sponsored by the Florida National Guard ( www.floridaguard.army.mil/ ) and by Florida Living History, Inc. (www.floridalivinghistory.org ). Financial support for this Event is provided, in part, by the ongoing generosity of NTE Solutions ( www.ntesolutions.com/ ) and by the continued support of Florida Living History, Inc.'s donors. Filmed and edited by Bruce Merwin for http://www.StAugustineVideo.com.

450th anniversary of 1st muster

450th anniversary of 1st muster

Tight quarters as impending rain moved our ceremony indoors. Florida National Guard celebrated the 450th anniversary of the first militia muster in North America. 16 Sep 2015, St Francis Barracks, St Augustine, Fl

Since 1565 Jet

Since 1565 Jet

Promotional video for the 450th Anniversary of what is believed to be the first know Muster of citizen Soldiers in the continental U.S. St. Augustine, Fla. 1565

Since 1565 B Company 260th MI

Since 1565 B Company 260th MI

Promotional video for the 450th Anniversary of what is believed to be the first know Muster of citizen Soldiers in the continental U.S. St. Augustine, Fla. 1565

Florida National Guard celebrates its founding

Florida National Guard celebrates its founding

Florida National Guard celebrates its founding on Sept. 16, 1565 with a 'First Muster' in front of the organization's headquarters in St. Augustine on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016.

Jorge Peña and the St Augustine Music Festival

Jorge Peña and the St Augustine Music Festival

First Coast.TV sat down with Jorge Peña and talked about the up coming St Augustine Musical Festival coming up later this month. The St. Augustine Music festival features musicians from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra joined by internationally renowned artists presenting a variety of classical compositions. Be sure to join us for the 2015 Ninth Annual St. Augustine Music Festival, scheduled again by popular request over two consecutive weekends, June 18-20 and June 25-27. It will be celebrating the 450th birthday of the City of St. Augustine with special concert programs, including the world-premiere of a composition commissioned in honor of this notable anniversary.

St Augustine Music Festival Part 1

St Augustine Music Festival   Part 1

The Cathedral Basilica in St Augustine, FL, was packed for the Ninth Annual St Augustine Music Festival. The Music Festival and its musicians brought back to life the music of world famous master composers on a stage of almost perfect acoustics. The Music Festival will continue this coming weekend of June25 - June 27 at 7:30pm with an all different program, ending with the world premier of Piotr Szewczyk's St Augustine Suite, which was commissioned by the festival to commemorate the 450th anniversary of the City of St Augustine. This is a must not to be missed!

FIRST MUSTER'S 451st Anniversary Commemoration

FIRST MUSTER'S 451st Anniversary Commemoration

Four hundred and fifty-one years ago, on September 16, 1565, Admiral Don Bartolomé Menéndez de Avilés, Don Pedro’s older brother and San Agustín’s first mayor, mustered the first militia troops in the continental United States to defend the newly founded Spanish pueblo of San Agustín de la Florida (present-day St. Augustine, FL) against pending attack by the French. On Friday, September 16th, 2016, Florida Living History, Inc. ( www.floridalivinghistory.org ), in partnership with the Florida National Guard ( www.floridaguard.army.mil/ ) and Florida Department of Military Affairs, commemorated the 451st anniversary of the first mustering of America’s original citizen-soldiers and the 451st “birthday” of the National Guard of the United States. This year’s heritage Event will took be place on the 451st anniversary – to the very day – of the first muster of America’s first militia in September 1565! In conjunction with National Hispanic Heritage Month, the First Muster heritage Event took place at 4PM on the parade ground in front of the Florida National Guard’s headquarters in the St. Francis Barracks, at 82 Marine St., in St. Augustine, Florida. The speaker at this year’s Event was the Honorable Adam Putnam, Florida State Commissioner. Admission to this heritage Event and to the St. Francis Barracks Museum was free. This year’s Event was the seventh to commemorate that initial muster of America’s first militia, the “ancestor” of today’s Florida National Guard. Florida Living History, Inc., was invited to provide living-historians dressed in the garb, and bearing the weapons, of the 16th-century, Spanish citizen-soldiers who formed America’s first militia, as well as to discuss and demonstrate the military arts of the period.

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