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
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.