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World Ranger Day
July 31, 2019
A global observance of Rangers across the world who died in the line of duty over the past 12 months. Many of these Rangers are from Africa, India and Southeast Asia. More than half of these deaths are at the hands of poachers and illegal miners and timber harvesters. Many more are killed by animals such as elephants, lions and bears. Flags from each country affected will be flown on the Park grounds.
About Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial. The park honors those who fought and died in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812, and celebrates the enduring peace between the United States, Great Britain, and Canada. The Memorial, a Doric column, rising 352 feet over Lake Erie is 5 miles from the longest unarmed border in the world. It has an open-air Observation Deck 317 feet tall offering spectacular views of the Lake Erie Islands and Canada. For more information about Perry’s Victory visit www.nps.gov/pevi, the park’s Facebook page, Twitter @PerrysVIPM, and Instagram @perrysvictorynps. Visitors with special needs planning to attend a program or event at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial are requested to contact the park at 419-285-2184 to discuss their needs and available services.