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New Fort Donelson Junior Rangers
Three dedicated Junior Rangers

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News Release Date: April 27, 2011

Contact: Douglas J. Richardson, (931)232-5706, ext. 108

 

Ranger Kevin M. Harris awarded three dedicated Junior Rangers their Fort Donelson National Battlefield badges during their recent visit to the park during National Park Week.

 The Sobinovsky family from West Virginia has visited over 300 National Parks, and wear their special Junior Ranger vests to prove it. Their vests, ornamented with badges and patches, are testaments to the many National Parks they have visited and the Junior Ranger programs they have completed throughout the Nation.

 Christine, their proud mother says, “We spend our vacations traveling to National Parks and Jr. Ranger programs are on our list!”

 Today’s Junior Rangers are tomorrow’s stewards of Fort Donelson National Battlefield and other public lands. Special Junior Ranger badges are awarded upon the completion of a special booklet explaining the park’s cultural and natural resources. There is no cost to become a Junior Ranger at Fort Donelson, and the booklets are available when the visitor center is open, daily from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

 In addition, Junior Rangers at Fort Donelson are eligible to then become Junior Civil War Historians, an exciting new initiative recently launched as part of the Civil War Sesquicentennial.


For more information contact, 931-232-5706 or visit www.nps.gov/fodo

 

 



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