Black Hawk memorial

Retired military officer or landscaper?

Retired military officer or landscaper?

(Click or double click on links for more background information.) We heard from a source at Williamson’s private meeting at Juana’s Monday that he said serving in the military doesn’t qualify someone to be a county commissioner. And when we heard that, we all had to chuckle a little. Apparently, in his mind, lawn mowing, […]

Roadside memorial relocated

Roadside memorial relocated

With hurricane Irma on an uncertain track and the Navarre area under a wind advisory, Leadership Santa Rosa class 29 decided it was time to relocate the roadside Black Hawk memorial on Navarre Beach Causeway  Saturday. The memorial was placed following a March 10, 2015, Black Hawk helicopter crash in the Navarre sound. Read the […]

Black Hawk Honored

Black Hawk Honored

Residents and VIPs gathered at Navarre Park on Friday, Nov. 18 for the dedication of the Black Hawk Memorial to remember the soldiers and U.S. Marines who perished in a helicopter crash Mar. 10, 2015. Local artist Randy New created the memorial on behalf of the Santa Rosa Leadership Class 29. Read the full article […]

Memorial Day Ceremony May 30

Memorial Day Ceremony May 30

Dating all the way back to 1868, May 30 has been a day to honor and remember those who have lost their lives in service to our country.  In 1868 it was called Decoration Day because the tradition involved decorating grave sites of the Civil War soldiers with flowers, flags and wreaths. At the first […]

Black Hawk 11 memorial events unite community

Black Hawk 11 memorial events unite community

In a tribute and memorial ceremony that has been planned for months, Navarre united with family members of the lost four Louisiana Air National Guard soldiers and the seven Marine Special Operations Command members who died March 10, 2015, in a training accident over the waters of Navarre Sound. Through the efforts of Class 29 […]

11 flags memorialize the UH-60M crew

11 flags memorialize the UH-60M crew

Six weeks ago, Gail Stangeland heard on the radio that the families of the 11 service members who perished in the Black Hawk crash on March 10, 2015, were coming to Navarre for a remembrance ceremony. “I was passing by the makeshift memorial on the Navarre Causeway and it really bothered me,” Stangeland recounted. “I […]

Surprise renaming of Navarre Park fizzles

Surprise renaming of Navarre Park fizzles

Without consulting key stakeholders or polling constituents, Commissioner Rob Williamson placed an agenda item on the County Commissioners’ agenda to rename Navarre Park to Navarre Memorial Park only to pull it after hearing the sentiments of the other commissioners and the public. The only notice given was in the backup materials provided for the meeting […]

All-star concert to raise funds for Black Hawk memorial

All-star concert to raise funds for Black Hawk memorial

    Downtown Milton’s historic Imogene Theatre will be the stage for the Southern Rock All-Star Jam Sept. 11 and 12.  Members from the iconic bands Molly Hatchet, Atlanta Rhythm Section and Georgia Satellites and others will join forces on stage for the special event to raise money for the Black Hawk memorial. Tickets can […]