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Battle of Pensacola Commemoration and Galvez Day Celebration

2024 Celebration

NOTE that there has been a date change for this event.  The date for this event is now Friday, May 10.

Planning has begun for the 2024 Battle of Pensacola Commemoration.  Once again this year, we plan to participate in the Galvez Day Ceremonies hosted by the City of Pensacola and provide the Pensacola community with a firs-hand look at what we hope will be the larges SAR Color Guard contingent that the Commemoration has had to date.

In addition to the Color Guard participation in the Galvez Day Ceremony, the Pensacola Chapter of the SAR is planning to host a ceremonial wreath laying at the Minuteman Monument that stands in Veterans Memorial Park on Pensacola Bay.

Tentative Schedule of Events:

08:00 – Color Guard Muster at Fort George
9:00 – 10:30 – Galvez Day Celebration
11:00 – 2:00 – Lunch
3:00 – Wreath Laying Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park

For more information or to stay abreast of the plans for 2024, either complete the registration form below and email back to the chapter per the instructions on the form, or contact us via the form on the Contact Us page.

2024 Registration Form

Battle of Pensacola Flyer

2023 Event

Once again, in 2023, the Sons of the American Revolution commemorated the Battle of Pensacola by participating in the Galvez Day celebration hosted by the Pensacola Heritage Foundation.  As in 2022, compatriots from Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee provided a Parade of Colors from Fort George down the center of Palafox Street to the Galvez Monument to open the ceremonies and then stood post with the colors for the duration of the ceremony.  In addition, this year, the SAR provided a musket salute to end the ceremonies much to the enjoyment of the crowd in attendance.

2022 Event

On May 6,2022, a multi-state Sons of the American Revolution color guard unit participated in the Galvez Day celebration organized by the Pensacola Heritage Foundation.  The SAR Color Guard opened the Galvez Day Celebration with a Parade of Colors from Fort George down Palafox Street to the Galvez monument where the ceremonies were held.  The Color Guard stood post with the colors for the duration of the ceremony.  Compatriots from Florida, Alabama, and Georgia participated.

 

 

 

2021 Event

In 2021, plans to re-launch the Battle of Pensacola Commemoration had to be adjusted to compensate for the continued COVID-19 restrictions that were still in place for community events.

The Pensacola Chapter adjusted and rather than hosting  a live event as planned, the chapter hosted a virtual Battle of Pensacola Commemoration.  While not as impactful to the public as a live event, the virtual nature of the event did allow compatriots from all over the country to participate in a virtual wreath laying ceremony as well as providing them with the opportunity to virtually visit Pensacola.  Nearly 100 compatriots took part in the virtual event representing states from coast to coast and northern border to southern border!

The entire event can be viewed on YouTube at the link below.

2021 Virtual Battle of Pensacola Commemoration

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