Saturday, May 28, 2011

Memorial Day in Sharpsburg - 3

Family obligations caused me to miss the parade today however, Susan and I did mange to get to Sharpsburg for Ranger Alann's National Cemetery walk.

Right at six in the evening Alann strode through the cemetery gates to a waiting group of about 18 visitors.

As the evening shadows lengthened, Alann regaled us with stories of the battle, the development of the cemetery, and the lives of many of the individual soldiers buried there.

Like a pied piper, Alann set the pace, and his audience followed him throughout the grounds, all very interested in the stories and obviously appreciative of Alann's easy delivery style and knowledge of the subject.

Everyone clearly enjoyed the 45 minute presentation.

Alann even hung around afterwards to help out a couple of Junior Rangers to qualify for their badges.

It was a delightful way to bring this Memorial Day Saturday to a close.


1 comment:

scouter573 said...

Our kids loved the Jr. Ranger program. I'm glad to see that it is still being offered.