Volunteers needed at Shiloh Park for 2017 'Flames of Remembrance' illumination

FEB. 23– Shiloh National Military Park is holding a meeting today at 6 p.m. for those who would like to volunteer to help with the 2017 “Flames of Remembrance” illumination at the battlefield.
On Saturday, April 8, 23,746 candle luminaries will be placed on Shiloh battlefield representing each Civil War soldier killed, wounded or missing over the two days of bitter fighting on April 6-7, 1862.
On that day at 9 a.m., park staff and volunteers will begin placing luminaries along a nine-mile route through the park, a day-long task. At around 5:30 p.m., they will begin lighting the candles before dusk, when the entire illumination route will be open for public viewing until 10 p.m.

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