On Saturday, April 6, 2019, history buffs, community leaders, and preservationists will aid in the maintenance and restoration of numerous sites as part of Park Day, the American Battlefield Trust’s annual hands-on preservation event. Thousands of volunteers across the country will participate as Park Day celebrates its 23rd year with events in 32 states.
In Raymond, MS, Friends of Raymond, Inc., will host a Park Day event beginning at 9:00 a.m. Needs include cleaning flower beds, picking up trash and limbs, cleaning signs, and cutting weeds. For more information about Park Day at the Raymond Military Park, please contact Alicia Crowder by phone at (601) 573-4486 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT: Park Day volunteer event at Raymond Military Park
WHEN: April 6, 2019, beginning at 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Meet at Raymond Military Park, Port Gibson St., Raymond, MS
The American Battlefield Trust is a national nonprofit land preservation organization devoted to the protection of America’s hallowed battlegrounds. It saves the battlefields of the Civil War, Revolutionary War and War of 1812, and educates the public about their importance in forging the nation we are today. To date, the Trust has preserved over 50,000 acres of battlefield land in 24 states. Learn more at battlefields.org.
Friends of Raymond, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer organization founded in 1998 to preserve, interpret, manage, and promote significant historic sites in Raymond, MS, and the surrounding area. Friends of Raymond, Inc., manages over 130 acres of battlefield property where General Ulysses S. Grant’s forces clashed with Confederate forces on May 12, 1863, part of the Vicksburg campaign. This battlefield property includes a Union cannon line, Confederate battery, and split rail fence along Fourteen Mile Creek with markers explaining the positions of both Union and Confederate forces.
For a complete list of participating Park Day Sites, visit Battlefields.org/ParkDay. Volunteers can participate in Park Day online using #ParkDay2019.