As part of National Tourism Week, Perdido Key will be honoring its wonderful visitors with a slew of fun activities and events happening from here on the Key to downtown Pensacola.
Saturday, May 2 is Rosamond Johnson Day. Private Rosamond Johnson, Jr. was just 17 years old when he was killed on July 26, 1950 during the Korean War. Having carried two wounded men to safety under enemy fire, he was killed going back for a third, becoming the first African-American from the Pensacola area to die in that conflict. A permanent monument in Johnson’s honor was erected at Perdido Key in 1966. The memorial stone reads: “He stands in the unspoken line of patriots who have dared to die that freedom might live, and grow, and increase its blessings.” Every year we honor Johnson with a ceremony on Johnson’s Beach — our Gulf Islands National Seashore. We invite everyone to come out and celebrate the life of a wonderful soldier.
Enjoy your Cinco de Mayo this year at a Pensacola Blue Wahoos game! May 5 is going to be Perdido Key Night at the Blue Wahoos. It will be filled with all things Perdido Key! A Wounded Warrior from Perdido Key will throw out the first pitch, and the Perdido Bay Tribe will be honoring us with their mobile museum and dancers, drummers, and handicraft demos.