Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Martin Luther King jr. National Historic Site


Here's the fruit of some more of that '05 Atlanta footage.

It's cool to see a U.S. Park Ranger standing right beside Dr. King at the Lincoln Memorial.


Oakland Cemetery: Atlanta

Three days off from the park gives me plenty of time to edit video.
I shot this footage back in 2005 and put it together today. You can view it here

Hope you like it.

Happy Thanksgiving


Friday, November 11, 2011

Kids Today


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

A Landmark Day at Your National Park

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.