We Want You! In Our Parade!

On Saturday, March 11th at precisely 10:45 A.M., beginning at 10th street on Highway 98 in Carrabelle, the parade will begin easternly on U.S. Highway 98.  Participating in the parade festivities will be: WWII vehicles and modern military equipment; antique cars, beauty queens; civic group floats and entries; and re-enactors will. As it was last year, Military Vehicle Preservation Association, First Florida Chapter, will be bringing their restored vintage military vehicles to participate in the parade. Afterwards they will be on display at the CGJ Museum parking lot. The public is cordially invited to attend this parade, paying tribute to veterans of all branches of service, from all past and current wartime and peacetime service. The public is also invited to come to the display location at the CGJ Museum to view the vehicles, purchase souvenirs and talk to the participants. If you wish to register on-line to be in the parade, please complete the form below or call David Butler at: (850) 247-3890 or Jim Newton at (260) 341-7291.

The CGJ Museum will be open for visitors on Thursday 1200–1600 hours, Friday 0900–1600 and Saturday 0900–1500 hours. The Museum is closed Sundays.

Carrabelle is 100 miles east of Panama City on Hwy 98, and about 60 miles south of Tallahassee.


The WWII Army camp engulfed over 275,000 acres and was a major U.S. Army Amphibious Training Base. Many that participated in the D-Day landings trained at Camp Gordon Johnston. It is a fun day for all veterans, families and friends attending, even a few WWII vets that went through the training here will be available to tell their stories. We welcome all civic, church, law enforcement, military, educational, etc. groups to include themselves in our parade. Vendors and civic organizations are also welcome to set up at the end of the parade route.






Click here to Register for the Parade