Forward March, Inc. announces date of Inaugural St. Augustine Military Ball


Forward March Inc. has announced that its pomp and protocol of an elegant military gala will be kicking off St. Augustine’s 450th year on Jan.17.

Forward March, Inc., the non-profit organization spearheading the renovation of the historic Hamblen House, home of the C.F. Hamblen American Legion Post 37, will be hosting the Inaugural St. Augustine Military Ball from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Mark W. Lance Armory, 190 San Marco Ave. Proceeds will benefit this renovation.

The black tie/military dress uniform event is open to the public. Limited reservations are $75.00 per person and can be made by calling 904-794-2883.

This year’s ball will honor Major General Emmett R. Titshaw, Jr., the retiring Adjutant General of the Florida National Guard.

Dining, dancing and fun will be had by all. A silent auction is planned and various sponsorship levels are still available. Please visit our website at or call Ron and Nancy Birchall at 904-794-2883 with any question.

Forward March, Inc. plans to make this military ball an annual event to support veterans and active duty personnel and instill a pride of country and civic responsibility in our local youth.