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Memorial Day Ceremony brings history to life at Fort Pickens


History came to life out at Fort Pickens as part of a Memorial Day Ceremony.

Hundreds made their way out to the Fort to watch uniformed reenactors conducted retreat ceremonies and drill demonstrations throughout the day.

Friends and family have come here to reflect, remember and observe what it was like when the union was here.
No ammo was fired but back in the early 1860's, shots were fired and many lives lost at Fort Pickens.

Now others have come to pay their respects and watch those acting as if they were a part of the union.
"I learned a lot about the dresses and how the girls they could run around they have to wear a lot of layers."

Jorge Gomez is from Columbia, he's been an American citizen for the last 25 years.
He brought his daughter to make the pages of her history books come to life.

Hannah says she will have an advantage in the class room when school starts.
"People will ask how did they dress? How did they make all the armour and I will say... I know that!"

Mike started the Memorial Day observance here five years ago and says the location is on top of history.
"Saying something about 'location location location this is where this happened."

Hannah's father says he's happy to see her wanting to know more.
"Now a days everything is technology and just Google it. Now she can see it in person and not just on the screen."

From the guns to the uniforms this was all done to remember those who served our Country.