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Volunteers Needed for Park Day at Vicksburg’s National Military Park

VICKSBURG, Miss.- Looking for a great opportunity to volunteer and learn a little more about your history in Mississippi and across the nation? Well, this Saturday, April 5 is your chance to get your hands dirty and help spruce up Vicksburg’s National Military Park.

The Annual Civil War Trust Park Day has been happening for 18 years across the nation. It’s a day where volunteers come out to help preserve the battlefields across the United States.

Virginia DuBowy the Natural Resource Program Manager at Vicksburg’s National Military Park says, “The volunteers will get to help paint some of the cannons and carriages that they sit on and help paint the national cemetery gates. These are things that just need to be done every so often in the park.”

Anyone is welcome to help and no pre-registration is required. The time volunteer work will begin will be at 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. and everyone will meet at the USS Cairo parking lot which is halfway through the park.

You can read more on the history of Vicksburg’s National Military Park at  http://www.npca.org/parks/vicksburg-national-military-park.html?adwords=1&gclid=COfY6OLHvb0CFWXl7AodoWEAVQ

 

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