Meet one of our newest park rangers!
US Navy veteran Alexander Bowen Warrick spent six years in the military as a Chinese linguist, and for most of that time, he was stationed on Oahu. After he separated from the military, he decided to stay.
I love the history of Hawaii, especially during World War II, and that attracted me to this job," he said. "I've just been enjoying it ever since.
As an interpretive park ranger at WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument, he assists the over 4,000 visitors that come to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center every day.
My favorite part is seeing people that come from all over the world and educating people on what happened here and why it’s still important,” he said.
Many kids take part in our Junior Ranger program, too, where they take their scavenger hunt booklet throughout the visitor center to find answers to questions about Pearl Harbor. When they are done, they find a ranger like Alex to “swear them in” as Junior Rangers.
They are so eager to learn about what happened here," he said. "Asking them all these questions and answering all their questions is very fun.
Find out more about our Junior Ranger program here: https://www.nps.gov/valr/learn/kidsyouth/beajuniorranger.htm
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