Remembering Florida's Lost Boys: Stories of Our World War II Fallen

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

This event is part of UCF Celebrates the Arts 2024. 

Stories from the UCF Veterans Legacy Program bring to life the memory of Floridians who paid the ultimate price in service of their country and are buried in St. Augustine National Cemetery.

These stories come out of the UCF Veterans Legacy Program (VLP), a partnership with the VA’s National Cemetery Administration (NCA). Based on biographies researched and written by K-12 teachers from around Florida with the help of UCF VLP student researchers, our team has transformed these biographies (available to read at into theatrical monologues that engage the audience with these stories about life, love, service and sacrifice. Our performance brings together -- with VA support – UCF’s history department, the Center for Humanities and Digital Research, Theatre UCF and the student actors of m.Studio to remind us what life was like in Florida in the early 20th century and how these young men fought and died in the cataclysm of World War II.

Hosted by the Department of History, the School of Performing Arts, and the Center for Humanities and Digital Research.

One of Central Florida’s favorite new traditions celebrates ten years! UCF Celebrates the Arts is an immersive and dynamic cultural extravaganza that fuses creativity, innovation and community engagement. This annual festival showcases the artistic prowess of UCF’s faculty and students and invites the broader community to enjoy performances, exhibitions, presentations and interactive experiences. With a focus on accessibility, partnership and diverse offerings, UCF Celebrates the Arts is a unique opportunity for the community to experience the creative side of UCF’s innovative spirit. Events will be held April 3-14 at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Learn more at

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