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November 10, 2022

Veterans Day Events in 2022

With a large community of residents and retired military calling our county their home, Veterans Day is a day dedicated to take time out to recognize the military veterans in Clay County. Military history and pride are an important part of the fabric of our area.

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From exhibits focusing on World War II to artifacts and military vehicles on display, the area features landmarks and museums to commemorate the county’s involvement with our nation’s military. 

Military Places to Visit in Clay County

Veterans Day 2022

In Green Cove Springs, pause at the Clay County Historical Triangle to remember the lives lost and the sacrifices made when you visit the TAPS Memorial. Honoring 66 Clay County veterans killed during the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War and the Global War on Terror, the monument was erected in 2017.

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Honor local veterans at Magnolia Cemetery in Orange Park at the newly created Veterans Memorial. Along with park benches at the memorial, the monument was established by the Orange Park Historical Society and the The American Legion Riders from Post 250 in Middleburg and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Brick pavers are placed at the site, purchased by community members to honor their loved ones.

Military Places to Visit in Clay County

Veterans Day 2022

The Camp Blanding Military Museum & Memorial Park is owned and operated by Camp Blanding. Exhibits focus on Camp Blanding’s role during World War II. A weapons collection, photo exhibits and other military artifacts are on display as part of the museum experience. The adjacent Memorial Park contains monuments honoring nine Army infantry divisions and all who trained at Camp Blanding. Other monuments at the park honor recipients of the Medal of Honor, Purple Hart and former Prisoners of War. 

In Green Cove Springs, the Military Museum of North Florida is housed on the grounds of World War II’s Benjamin Lee Field which once served as the main training base for the F6F Hellcat fighter. The museum features exhibits, displays, artifacts and military vehicles from all branches of service and major conflicts from the Spanish American War to present day. The museum also celebrates Clay County’s and Green Cove Springs’ support of the WWII effort with the airfield and the Moth Ball fleet.

Explore Military History in Clay County

Whether you are a history buff or looking to pay respect to the fallen, immerse yourself in the rich military history, museums and gathering spots in Clay County. For more information on planning your visit to Clay County, visit www.ExploreClay.com.

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