2900Re: [TalkAntietam] 8th Georgia
- Apr 12, 2006Actually my Antietam book is dedicated (in part) to Walter Smith -- a
private tour-giver who spent two days with me on the field. The moment I
met him he saked, "How long to you think we'll be out there today?" I said,
"Till the sun goes down or victory is won!" We became great friends. He
taught me a great deal that Sears left out and made my book better. Walter
later suffered a heart attack at the park preparing to give another of his
well-loved tours. I will never forget those two beautiful days. Gop bless
Watler Somit all all of those who share his passion.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen Recker" <recker@...>
Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2006 11:25 AM
Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] 8th Georgia
> That's kind of you to say, but I think kudos should go out to ALL the
> good folks who do tours out there. I just booked a tour for a man who
> has adopted a 'Little Brother' in Ohio and is bringing this kid here
> for a tour. This young man has severe disabilities, yet the first guide
> I asked to take the tour jumped at the chance. The man who 'adopted'
> him and this guide are the folks you should admire.
> Also, those rangers at the park. Talk about unsung heroes. I know we
> have all been disappointed by the small offering of ranger tours this
> spring. It might be a good thing if some of you were to, in the
> kindest, most gentle, most supportive manner, drop a note to the park
> and express your interest in having more ranger tours.
> On Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at 10:53 AM, <richard@...> wrote:
> > I admire you! What you are doing is so critically important, and so
> > seldom
> > done -- or, at least, so seldom done well. If history doesn't
> > inspire, then
> > it serves little useful purpose. Tell the stories of the heroes of
> > old to
> > the youth of today, and this, in the tradition of the tribal campfire,
> > is
> > how the culture and mores and values of a nation carry on. I never
> > refuse
> > an opportunity to speak in a classroom -- 5th grade to college. It is
> > why I
> > do what I do. Keep it up!
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