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Park Day to Honor Veterans

Linda Barta – LJHS Secretary

Since 1996, community-minded citizens interested in history have taken part in American Battlefield Trust Park Day events.

On Saturday, April 9, the Lone Jack Historical Society (LJHS) again will join more than 150 historical battlefield sites across the nation in offering volunteers an opportunity to honor veterans on this annual Park Day.

History enthusiasts, be they individuals, families, Boy Scouts and/or Girl Scouts, ROTC units, reenactment units, active military, and any other interested people, meet and join together to help keep our nation’s heritage not only preserved, but pristine.

In Lone Jack, each person is offered an opportunity to honor our veterans by sprucing up our Civil War Battlefield, Cemetery and, with enough volunteers, the Museum and Cave Hotel, for our 2022 visitors.

Although a small site, we host visitors from across the country and around the world.

The Historical Society hopes to have a more normal tourist season this year.

To be ready to greet our visitors, we will rake leaves and flowerbeds, and clear limbs and brush.

All work will be in the park and cemetery.

If enough volunteer recruits report for duty, we will include the museum and possibly cross the street to spruce up the Cave Hotel and its grounds…

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