SAINT AUGUSTINE – Flags at St. Augustine City Hall will be lowered to half-staff Sunday, Oct. 21 in honor of Carl Rang, a recipient of the de Avilés Award. The longtime re-enactor who cherished and promoted the history of this oldest city died Sept. 29.
The city recalls the contributions of recipients of the de Avilés Award, as well as those who receive the Order of La Florida and former Mayors, by lowering the flags in front of City Hall either upon the day of interment, funeral or celebration of life.
The de Avilés Award was created by the St. Augustine City Commission in 1988 to honor those “identified in the field of public service or those well-known and respected by the citizenry who have dedicated honorable service to the community of St. Augustine and St. Johns County.”
The Rangs, including wife, Patti, and daughters Lara and Rachel, settled in St. Augustine in 1972, moving from South Florida to seek a calmer atmosphere in St. Augustine.