Yes, citizen, arm yourself with a rake, a trash bag, and other implements of destruction and help us preserve our common heritage. The cleanup, which includes 100 historic sights in 23 states, will be between April 8 and 10 at various Civil War battlefields, so there’s still time to make plans.
The event is called Park Day and it’s recognized by the U.S. Interior Department as a “Take Pride in America” event.
This is the 14th edition of the volunteer roundup organized by the Civil War Preservation Trust. In exchange for routine repairs and maintenance, volunteers are rewarded with T-shirts and can listen to historians discuss significant milestones in the Civil War.
Among the sites to be cleaned up include the Wilderness Battlefield in Virginia, Antietam in Maryland and Wilson’s Creek in Missouri.
See you there.
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