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On April 28, aspiring Junior Rangers of all ages came to John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site to help celebrate National Junior Ranger Day. The culmination of National Park week, this event invites families to explore the special places right in their own backyard. Working with the Park Rangers, young visitors explored the future president's birthplace. During their exploration, they learned what life was like in 1917 and the challenges the young JFK faced. After their exploration of the house, Junior Ranger hopefuls presented their findings to the Park Rangers. Once their findings were approved, they were formally sworn in as Junior Park Rangers at John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site. Junior Rangers pledged:
I promise to tell other people about what I learned today.
I will explore other parks and historic sites.
I will take care of these places so people can enjoy them forever.
This exciting event was the first of many special events to come this season at John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site. We hope you will join us for our opening day on May 20, the Devotion School "What John F. Kennedy Means to Me" essay and poetry program on May 24, a celebration of John Fitzgerald Kennedy's birth May 26 and 27, the Kennedy Brothers Speak on May 29, a celebration of Mrs. Kennedy's birth midsummer, a Halloween event and a remembrance of John F. Kennedy on November 22.