As I mentioned in my welcome post, it is my privilege to be a volunteer in the Interpretation Division at Ellis Island National Monument. I confess that at first I thought I was settling because I would have preferred to have been at a Civil War site. Now I wouldn’t have it any other way. I never tire of hearing stories of the 12 million brave souls who passed through the Golden Door.
Each of our national parks is a treasure and it is the NPS rangers who make it so. If you were to take a tour of Ellis with each ranger, you’d have a solid grasp of Ellis Island’s history and its place in our national memory.
This past weekend was my first anniversary at the island. I thought I’d share a few pics from the past year: