Volunteer Appreciation Party, Saturday, November 12, 2016

Every year, sometime between July and November, NPS gathers all of us (well, as many of us as possible) and we have a party.  Awards are given out, lunch is served, and we all leave with a lovely parting gift. Continue reading


Veterans Day at the World War II Memorial, Friday, November 11, 2016

Ceremonies are always moving experiences.  I’ve been fortunate to volunteer at several in recent years, and the Veterans I am fortunate to meet stick with me forever.  I initially thought I wouldn’t be able to make this year’s Veterans Day ceremony, because I was supposed to be traveling for work.  I still have my job, but the trip was canceled.  A bit of a bummer, but I was definitely excited I was able to participate in the National Park Service/Friends of the National World War II Memorial joint ceremony.  As in the past, I was selected to escort a Veteran during the wreath-laying.

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