Scores of volunteers – including members of the Young Friends of Valley Forge National Park – celebrated the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday by rolling up their sleeves and volunteering their time to help with park projects.
This was the sixth consecutive year that Valley Forge NHP celebrated the holiday. People came from as far as New York City to join park staff and partners conduct several cleanup and preservation projects. Volunteers:
Protected over 100 trees by cutting invasive vines
Removed 2000 wreaths from the National Memorial Arch
Applied primer to the walls of three rooms in Knox’s Estate
Conducted a thorough cleaning in the park’s theater, the Washington’s Headquarters train station, and two outdoor restrooms.
The park thanks all those who volunteered to make the holiday a "day on, not a day off" – The Vanguard Group, GVF Transportation, the Young Friends of Valley Forge Park, Boy Scout of America Troop 18, Boy Scout of America Troop 54, the Network of Volunteer Associates (NOVA), the Royal Bank of America, and individual volunteers