Park Service Starts Civil War Junior Ranger Award

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GLEN ECHO, Md. (AP) — The National Park Service is offering a new Civil War Junior Ranger award to children who visit sites associated with Red Cross founder Clara Barton.

Barton provided medical and other supplies to soldiers during the Civil War, and her home in Glen Echo, Md., is a National Historic Site. The new Junior Ranger program debuts Saturday at the home, which is one of six sites children can visit to collect a stamp on their way to getting the Junior Ranger award.

The five other sites associated with Barton where children can collect stamps are Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, Andersonville National Historic Site, Antietam National Battlefield, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park and Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office Museum.

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