Shape Up Junior Ranger!
Contact: Melissa Perez, 601-636-8715
In celebration of National Kids to Parks Week, Vicksburg National Military Park, in partnership with Shape Up Vicksburg, will kick off its new "Shape Up, Junior Ranger!" program at 10:00 a.m. on May 19, 2012 at the Vicksburg National Military Park Visitor Center. Participants will meet in front of the Visitor Center where they will proceed on a 1.25 mile walk and learn why May 19th is such an important day in the history of Vicksburg.
Did You Know?
Thomas O. Selfridge, captain of the USS Cairo, commanded three boats which sank during the war. Each began with the letter "C"-Cumberland, Cairo, and Conestoga. The coincidence was noted after the Conestoga sank, and Selfridge was assigned to the USS Osage, which survived to the end of the war.