Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
Meet Victoria Nelson - Junior Ranger
Today it was my pleasure to make the acquaintance of one of the brightest, most enthusiastic kids I've ever met on the Battlefield; Victoria Nelson.
She really enjoyed the battlefield and got the most out of her visit by completing our
Junior Ranger booklet.
Not only were her answers to the questions thoughtful...
but her rendering of the McKinley monument is a real stand-out (let's hope this aspiring artist stays at it).
I suspect that one day this young lady will be turning in her Junior Ranger badge for a metal one and the green and gray uniform of a National Park Service Ranger.
Great Job, Victoria!
Friday, November 04, 2011
It was a red-letter day today as the Park recognized Volunteer, Jim Rosebrock, the very first inductee of Antietam National Battlefield's "Volunteer Master Ranger Corps".
Jim is surrounded by his colleagues following the presentation of this very important recognition of his
considerable degree of commitment, enthusiasm, and interpretive talent in helping Antietam National Battlefield maintain its high standard of excellence.
Jim's daughter Rachel, a high school senior and also an Antietam volunteer, represents the future of our volunteer corps, and demonstrates that the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree as far as excellence, altruism, and commitment are concerned.
It really can't be overstated what a rare and noteworthy achievement this is. It was an exciting day for all of us.
Rachel showing off her dad's new shoulder patch.
A stand-out insignia for a stand-up volunteer; Jim Rosebrock.