Jun 15



The tent for Ranger Station #1, behind (west of) the new visitor center at Gettysburg National Military Park is used for the “Join the Army!” program for children ages 6-12. This view was taken from the east facing west at approximately 11:15 AM on Sunday, June 15, 2008.

The Gettysburg Daily finally saw the tents behind (west of) the new visitor center at Gettysburg National Military Park being put to use this weekend and decided to drop by and take some pictures. The Join the Army! program for children ages 6-12 took place at the tent at Ranger Station Number 1.



Seasonal Kevin Bowman, who was featured in our June 6, 2008 post leading “The Third Day: Pickett’s Charge” program, shows his versatility by having a group of youngsters pretend that they are joining the army. Here the recruitment process begins. This view was taken from the east facing west at approximately 11:15 AM on Sunday, June 15, 2008.



The program was limited to 25 participants, ages 6-12 years old. Here Kevin goes over the medical checks for soldiers. Requirements included walking and having both eyes. This view was taken from the south facing north at approximately 11:15 AM on Sunday, June 15, 2008.



Here are the proud parents and other family members observing the recruits at the rear of the tent. Ranger Clyde Bell, with arms folded, keeps watch over the program. This view was taken from the southwest facing northeast at approximately 11:15 AM on Sunday, June 15, 2008.



Now the uniforms (blue kepis) have been issued to the recruits, and they are anxiously waiting to receive their weapons. This view was taken from the south facing north at approximately 11:15 AM on Sunday, June 15, 2008.



The recruits have been issued their weapons and are taken outside the tent where they prepare to drill. This view was taken from the north facing south at approximately 11:15 AM on Sunday, June 15, 2008.


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