Vicksburg National Military Park Newswire

Vicksburg National Military Park Newswire

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  1. Park Service seeks community's help to maintain Civil War-era veterans cemeteryRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 19 | Stars and Stripes

    The Vicksburg National Military Park will hold a volunteer workday at the national cemetery Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. "I'm looking forward to this workday," said park Superintendent Bill Justice. "We've struggled to keep the grass in the park mowed and cared for this year.

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  2. Memorial Day 2018Read the original story

    Tuesday Jul 17 | Vicksburg National Military Park

    Memorial Day is a very special time at Vicksburg National Military Park. The weekend gives us a chance to pause, reflect, and honor the sacrifice of the brave soldiers, sailors, and marines who gave their life during the Vicksburg Campaign and other conflicts.

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  3. We need to do better telling our historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2018 | Vicksburg Post

    Part of that impression came as I visited the Vicksburg National Military Park Saturday and Monday to cover the living history events as part of the park's commemoration of the 155th anniversary of the siege of Vicksburg - the program at the Shirley House, the displays by the Texas Camel Corps and the 1st Mississippi Cavalry and the live fire cannon demonstration. The park's parking lot was full and there was a line to enter and tour the park.

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  4. Cannon demonstration at VNMP part of 155th anniversary of Vicksburg's surrenderRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2018 | Vicksburg Post

    The hills and hollows of the Vicksburg National Military Park echoed with the sounds of artillery Monday, as gun crews from the park and the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park fired cannons for park visitors as part of the 155th anniversary of the surrender of Vicksburg. "As we put these programs together, we're not here honoring one side or the other," said Scott Babinowich, park interpretive director.

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  5. Group dedicates new fence at Beulah as part of restoration effortsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2018 | Vicksburg Post

    ... doesn't look like the same place. The grass isn't all over it like it was. It looks nice." Vicksburg National Military Park Superintendent Bill Justice, a committee member, said park officials worked with the committee to get a permit from the ...

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  6. Popular river viewing spots remain closedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2018 | Vicksburg Post

    ... have problems that make them unsafe and are closed until further notice. Bill Justice, Vicksburg National Military Park superintendent, said Federal Highway Administration officials ordered Louisiana Circle closed because an erosion problem is ...

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  7. Letter: Despite threat of poor weather, events at the park a successRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2018 | Vicksburg Post

    On behalf of the board of directors of the Friends of Vicksburg National Military Park and Campaign, I would like to thank all who participated in the many programs during the Memorial Day Weekend at Vicksburg National Military Park. The weekend was full of activity beginning with the volunteers who placed 17,000 flags at the Vicksburg National Cemetery.

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  8. Veterans, community honor, respect those who gave allRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2018 | Vicksburg Post

    ... Auditorium and later at the wreath laying ceremony at the National Cemetery at the Vicksburg National Military Park, which also commemorated the 150th anniversary of the founding of Memorial Day in 1868. "We should never forget; we should always ...

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  9. Bowmar Builders learn to problem solve in competitionRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2018 | Vicksburg Post

    ... First, they mapped areas in town where people could freely refill bottles including the Vicksburg National Military Park and the YMCA. They then came up with the idea of a reusable water bottle dispenser where the bottles come with an augmented ...

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  10. Locals pay respect to those who made the ultimate sacrificeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2018 | Vicksburg Post

    Additionally for Memorial Day, at the Vicksburg National Military Park, thousands of American flags are placed at the gravesites of those who made the ultimate sacrifice. For the past three years, Rebecca Busby and her three children, Jon Daniel, Matthew and Olivia have volunteered to help place these flags at their graves.

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  11. Add your commentRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2018 | Vicksburg Post

    ... A storm Saturday afternoon forced the cancellation of the annual Symphony at Sunset in the Vicksburg National Military Park. "As we have seen this week, these summertime-like storms can occur quickly and have heavy rain and lightning in them," Elfer ...

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  12. Plenty of summer camps available for the kidsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2018 | Vicksburg Post

    ... free Ranger-In-Training Camp will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 4 through June 8 at the Vicksburg National Military Park, 3201 Clay St. Geared for ages 13-16, the camp introduces students to career possibilities in the National Park Service, the ...

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  13. Memorial events happening over the weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2018 | KNOE-TV Monroe

    ... or privilege to be Americans! Living History Demonstrations from 10:30am to 2:30pm at Vicksburg National Military Park. You can join them this weekend (Saturday and Sunday) at 10 am and 2 pm for Artillery Demonstrations, and at 11 am and 1 pm for ...

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  14. Plaque shows landmark status for civil rights leaders' homeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2018 | The Virginian-Pilot

    ... and Myrlie Evers house in Jackson, Miss., left, tells Bill Justice superintendent of the Vicksburg National Military Park, right, and U.S. National Park Service Ranger Scott Babinowich, center, about the various times when the house was shot at, ...

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  15. Plaque shows landmark status for civil rights leadersa homeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2018 | The Tribune

    ... of Mississippi and America become a better place." Bill Justice, superintendent of the Vicksburg National Military Park, read a letter Thursday from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, praising the work of Medgar Evers: "He fought to shine a spotlight on ...

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  16. More Read the original story

    May 22, 2018 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... House at 2332 Margaret Walker Alexander Drive in Jackson. Bill Justice, Superintendent of Vicksburg National Military Park, will be presenting the plague to the Medgar Evers family as well as Tougaloo College representatives. This free public event ...

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  17. Add your commentRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2018 | Vicksburg Post

    The American Legion and the Vicksburg National Military Park will honor America's veterans with programs and special events during the Memorial Day weekend, May 25 to 28, featuring a parade, cannon demonstrations and a concert by the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra.

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  18. Flaggs: Vicksburg - economy is centered around tourism'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2018 | Vicksburg Post

    ... and 89,300 visitors check into our visitor center every year." Flaggs highlighted the Vicksburg National Military Park, which he said is visited by 436,000 people annually, and commended former Sen. Thad Cochran for getting $5.9 million in the ...

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  19. A busy weekend scheduled in VicksburgRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2018 | Vicksburg Post

    ... furniture, swings, yard art and there is going to be a lady there selling guinea pigs." The Vicksburg National Military Park's annual Park Day was rescheduled from last weekend to Saturday due to rain. Park Day is a partnership between VNMP and the ...

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  20. Mayor announces $55M 10-year capital improvement projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2018 | Vicksburg Post

    ... would be used to build a larger tourist information center and create a tie-in between the Vicksburg National Military Park and the state park at Grand Gulf, Raymond and Champion Hill. "We have 250,000 tourists a year come to Vicksburg and they stay ...

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