ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the afternoon of June 27, 1565, the largest squadron of the Armada de Florida, under the command of one of Spain's most famous and capable mariners, Captain-General Don Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, left its anchorage in the ancient harbor of Cádiz and set sail for North America's peninsula of Florida. The settlers, soldiers, and sailors aboard this fleet would establish what would become the State of Florida, as well as found the first permanent European city, port, and parish in what is now the continental United States – St. Augustine, Florida.
Mark your calendars for the 450th Anniversary of the Founding of the City of St. Augustine!
On September 8, 2015, Florida Living History, Inc.'s (FLH's) annual Founding Day heritage Event will commemorate the 450th anniversary of the founding of the City of St. Augustine, Florida's colonial capitol. FLH has been engaged by the Diocese of St. Augustine, and in alliance with the City of St. Augustine, to present the historical re-enactment of Menéndez' landing on September 8, 1565. This 450th Anniversary commemoration by FLH's volunteers will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at 9AM, at Mission Nombre de Dios – 27 Ocean Avenue; St. Augustine, FL 32084.
This year's unique 450th Anniversary heritage Event – planned, funded, and produced by non-profit Florida Living History, Inc. – will take place on the original date and on the original site of the "Noble and Loyal City's" founding in September 1565!
Admission to this heritage Event is free of charge to the public.
For further information on Founding Day 2015, please contact Florida Living History, Inc. – firstname.lastname@example.org .
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Florida Living History, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational organization dedicated to the support of living history activities, events, and portrayals related to the history of colonial Florida. www.floridalivinghistory.org/
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