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Special Event: Visit By Vice President Cheney
On the evening of June 22nd, Vice President Cheney visited the park as a private citizen to attend a reception for the descendants of the members of the 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment.
Visiting along with the Vice President were Mrs. Cheney and Arizona Senator Jon Kyl and his wife. Superintendent Daniel Brown and park staff took them on a tour of the museum and visitor center. Also attending were 75 other descendants of soldiers from the 21st Ohio. Samuel Fletcher Cheney, the vice president’s great grandfather, was a captain in the regiment during the Atlanta campaign and saw action near Kennesaw Mountain.
The park’s protection staff was assisted by rangers from Chattahoochee River NRA, Martin Luther King, Jr. NHS and Stones River NB, an NPS criminal investigator, Secret Service agents, and Cobb County and Georgia State Patrol officers. Facilitating were regional Park Police captain Jonathan Pierce and regional chief ranger Mike Anderson.