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500 Years of Maritime Florida: Florida and World War II

Event Date:

March 14 @ 7:00 pm

Venue:

St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum
81 Lighthouse Ave
Saint Augustine, FL 32084

Organizer:

Allyson Ropp
904-829-0745
lamp@staugustinelighthouse.org

Program Description:

For our final speaker in the 500 Year of Maritime Florida Speaker Series, Gary Mormino will be discussing Florida during World War II. Beginning with Pearl Harbor, Mormino will explore the impacts of the war on Florida. On the eve of Pearl Harbor, Florida was the smallest state in the South. Today, Florida is a Sunbelt megastate. World War II is the lynchpin. The war galvanized Floridians, resulting in the influx of two million servicemen. WWII also ignited a modern civil rights movement, new roles for women, and the dawn of the Florida Dream.

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