As the week progressed we continued to spend time with the administrative personnel. On our second day at Park Headquarters we worked with the Contracting Specialist in order to learn the process of purchasing supplies, equipment and even construction projects. Our Contracting Specialist is also responsible for the park's credit card system, therefore; she was able to give us information for our weekend detail at Fort McHenry. Morgan and I also worked with the park's Budget Analyst to purchase office supplies and review the budget for this fiscal year. Antietam's Budget Analyst is responsible for Antietam's budget and also reviews the budget for Monocacy National Battlefield. In turn, Morgan and I were privileged to visit Monocacy while our Budget Analyst attended a meeting at the park. During our visit, Morgan and I were excited to see Chief Will Reynolds and Harpers Ferry Superintendent Rebecca Harriet, who were also at Monocacy.
During our final day with Administration, Morgan and I spent a majority of our time preparing for our trip to Fort McHenry. In preparation for the event, Morgan and I washed the vehicle that we were using and made sure it was ready for the drive to Baltimore. We also reviewed our event documents and confirmed that we had all of the necessary supplies for the weekend. After a final check of all the details, Morgan, C&O Canal ProRanger Saran Watts, and I departed for Fort McHenry.
|Eric and I raising the Star-Spangled Banner.|