Happy June!! Did you know today is National Say Something Nice Day!? Have you had a great experience at Fort Sumter or Fort Moultrie recently? Has a ranger made you smile or helped you make a lasting memory? Let them know and Say Something Nice in the comments below!
#SaySomethingNice#SpreadtheLove#FortSumter#RangersofNPS [image: Ranger Jessie holding a sign that reads "You Rock!"]
"From these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain..." -A. Lincoln, Gettysburg Address.
On Memorial Day we remember and honor those who have given the last full measure of devotion for their country and its people. #MemorialDay#FortSumter#NPS
Join us today for a very special event! The Arrowhead Band from New Orleans Jazz National Historic Site (@jazznhp ) will be performing at Liberty Square at 11:00 am and Charles Pinckney NHS at 2:00 pm!
The interactive program follows the progression and history of jazz. The Arrowhead Band is made up of @nationalparkservice musicians who love sharing this art form!
Overheard at Liberty Square...
"What an enchanting morning for a boat ride!"
We'd have to agree! Come join us to soak up the rich history and beautiful scenery of Charleston on a trip to Fort Sumter!
Fort Sumter National Monument is ecstatic to work with Robert Wolfe, the park's new volunteer and 19th century historic weapons demonstrator. Thanks for your hard work! If you see Rob, make sure to say hi 🙂! Keep an eye on our Facebook page to learn more about our historic weapons demonstrations!
It's always a great day to be a ranger, but today is especially fun because it's National High Five Day! Stay tuned for updates and results of Ranger Jessie and Ranger James' high five-off! #nationalparkweek#nps#nationalhighfiveday
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Are you a teenager who is looking for a challenging and fun summer job?! Do you know someone who is? Fort Sumter National Monument is currently recruiting youth ages 15-18 for the Youth Conservation Corp crew! Check out the link in our bio for more info and for the application!
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into #WorldWarOne . One of Fort Moultrie's own, George Catlett Marshall, a graduate of Virginia Military Institute, served as a member of the staff of General of the Armies John J. Pershing during the war.
General Marshall, a colonel at the time, spent only a few months at Fort Moultrie in 1933, but much in line with his contributions to our nation, he had a huge impact on Fort Moultrie Military Reservation.
Marshall, who brought to his work an exceptional talent for organization, persuaded the Works Progress Administration to aid in rehabilitating the post. When reassigned to Illinois in October 1933, he told his staff: "I am going places." And that, he did.
#WW1Centennial#WorldWar1#History#FortMoultrie#FortSumter#NPS (Photo: NPS/Johnson)
#Throwback to last week when Fort Sumter rangers took part in helicopter response training. Thank you to the Coast Guard for helping us learn how to handle an accident that requires a helicopter rescue. We hope to never need to use these skills, but we feel confident knowing how to best help our visitors in case of emergency. (It was also pretty sweer to check out this awesome helicopter!)
The Ravenel bridge serves as a great backdrop for this beautiful Brown Pelican. Charleston is known for its rich history, but it also has a rich variation of wildlife, making it a hit spot for birding enthusiasts. Do you have a favorite bird?!
By 1727, "Gold Seed Rice" or "Carolina Gold," became Charleston's most valuable crop. During that time 40,000 barrels of rice were exported annually. What was the number of barrels of rice exported in 1762? (A. Fletcher; Photo: Courtesy of Library of Congress)
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The Union military constructed a blockade in Charleston from 1861-1865. The results of this would negatively impact the economy in Charleston, thus, Charlestonians would only be able to import and export goods through the use of small vessels known as blockade runners. This allowed for a variety of good to be brought into the harbor including one sweet rarity which was used for many things including beverages in the winter time. Do you know the name of this popular sweet treat? (A. Fletcher; Photo: NPS)