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Junior Ranger Day 2009

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Date: April 22, 2009
Contact: Dennis Birr, (843) 883-3123

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(Sullivan's Island, SC) –  The National Park Service will offer several special interpretive programs for National Junior Ranger Day free of charge at Fort Moultrie from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, April 25, 2009. Park interpreters in period costume will demonstrate how to fire a musket and children will learn how to make their own musket cartridges. Children who participate in this event will receive a special Junior Ranger certificate, patch and button. The event is open to children ages twelve and younger who are accompanied by an adult. Children may also complete the Fort Moultrie Junior Ranger program to receive a Fort Moultrie Junior Ranger certificate and badge.

National Junior Ranger Day is part of National Park week. There are approximately 215 national Junior Ranger programs in America’s National Parks, including Fort Moultrie, Fort Sumter National Monument and Charles Pinckney National Historic Site. For a complete list of all national Junior Ranger programs visit the website http://www.nps.gov/kidszone/.

Fort Moultrie reflects the entire 171-year history of static American seacoast defense beginning with the first palmetto-log structure of 1776 to the third fort, built in 1809 and used through World War II. A unit of Fort Sumter National Monument, today Fort Moultrie is administered by the National Park Service. Located at 1214 Middle Street, Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, the fort and visitor center are open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except New Year's, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Days.

For more information call Dennis Birr at (843) 883-3123 x 20.

Did You Know?

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The palmetto tree has been a symbol of South Carolina since June 28, 1776 because the first Fort Moultrie was built of palmetto logs. The battle of Sullivan's Island was the Revolutionary War's first decisive victory of American forces over the British Navy. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC