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Despite rain, hundreds still attend Camp Blanding Veterans Day ceremonies

STAFF PHOTOS BY DON COBLE
Posted 12/31/69

CAMP BLANDING – The wings of an old Douglas C-47 Skytrain not only provided an historic backdrop during the Veterans Day ceremony at Camp Blanding, it also became good cover for anyone trying to …

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Despite rain, hundreds still attend Camp Blanding Veterans Day ceremonies


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CAMP BLANDING – The wings of an old Douglas C-47 Skytrain not only provided an historic backdrop during the Veterans Day ceremony at Camp Blanding, it also became good cover for anyone trying to stay dry during a typical Florida shower. Base commander Col. Jason M. Hunt told visitors, veterans and their families, “It’s a true honor to host this year’s Clay County Veterans Day event. We are so blessed to be in this amazing community, by far, the most veteran-friendly community in Florida.” Moments later, guests scrambled for cover from the rain. Vendor tents, especially the hot dog and hamburger stand, remained busy – especially with hamburgers being sold for 50 cents and hot dogs for a quarter. There were other military artifacts on display, including an extensive collection of diecast and model tanks. The event also brought attention to the camp’s museum, which was created in 1990 to put the camp’s history and involvement in World War II on display.