Celebrate Junior Ranger Day April 21st at Vicksburg National Military Park
Contact: Tim Kavanaugh, 601-636-0583
The staff at Vicksburg National Military Park invites the public to a celebration of National Park Week 2012 and Junior Ranger Day. National Park Week is a presidentially proclaimed celebration in recognition of America's National Parks, and runs from April 21st to the 29th. This year's theme, "Picture Yourself in a National Park", highlights youth programs and initiatives offered by the National Park Service to encourage adults and children to hike, walk, bicycle and enjoy our parks as part of an active, healthy lifestyle. The Junior Ranger program encourages
Did You Know?
On hearing the news of Vicksburg's surrender, President Lincoln declared, "The Father of Waters again goes unvexed to the sea."