World Ranger Day to be Commemorated at Fort Donelson National Battlefield
Contact: Bill Barley, (931)232-5706, ext. 109
On July 31, Fort Donelson National Battlefield will celebrate World Ranger Day, from 11:00 to 4:00 PM, with a variety of educational and fun activities. Included in this celebration will be informative handouts, trivia, a special Junior World Ranger program for children, and a “Ranger” cutout so kids and adults alike can get their picture taken as a Park Ranger. Visitors will also learn about many of the natural resources at Fort Donelson and can even try their hand at cataloging a Civil War artifact.
The international ranger documentary The Thin Green Line by Australian Ranger Sean Wilmore will be shown at 12:15 and 2:15 in the park’s Visitor Center movie theater. This one hour and forty minute documentary, along with other slide shows, will give the public a chance to view rangers at work around the world.
Park Volunteer Shamila from the Co-operative Republic of Guyana in South
America and listen to a 30 minute special ranger talk on Guyana’s Kaieteur National
Park at 11:00, and 3:00. At 1:00, there will be a 30 minute ranger talk on
Northeast Greenland National Park, currently the largest national park in the
the park’s visitor center, there will be 200 green and brown marker flags posted
in honor of the estimated 1,000 rangers killed around the world in the line of
duty during the past fifteen years. Park
Rangers Kevin Harris and Bill Barley will be on hand throughout the event
conducting programs and ready to answer questions. Normal park operations will
The visitor center for Fort Donelson National Battlefield is located along Highway 79 in Dover, Tennessee.
For more information contact Ranger Bill Barley at (931) 232-5706 extension 109 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did You Know?
There was a significant enslaved population in Stewart County, TN, before and during the 1862 battle. After the Union victories at Forts Heiman, Henry and Donelson, many freedom seeking slaves sought refuge at these forts, even establishing a community near today's Fort Donelson National Cemetery.