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Phi Alpha Theta Does Service Project
at Shiloh National Military Park

Members of the Delta-Psi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society, Inc.) went to Shiloh National Military Park on November 10, 2004, to carry out a community service project as a part of Union’s annual “Day of Remembrance.” Seven students and three history professors left the university campus at 9:30 a.m. and, following their arrival at Shiloh, spent three hours raking leaves in the park’s National Cemetery and at the Confederate burial trenches. After their work was done, participants toured the battlefield by car, stopping at key sites of the battle along the way. The group arrived back in Jackson shortly after 5:30 p.m.

Participants in the Phi Alpha Theta service project on November 10 at Shiloh Natonal Military Park included: (front row, left to right) Jennifer May, Gayra Jones, Jessica Gertig, Heather Tobe, and Cassie Harris; (back row, left to right) Dr. Stephen Carls, Natalie Treece, Elizabeth Carls, Professor Keith Bates, and Dr. David Thomas.

Professor Keith Bates (left) and Dr. David Thomas talk to Park Ranger Stacy Allen,
who is the Chief of Interpretation and Resource Management at Shiloh.

Jennifer May (left) Cassie Harris, and Gayra Jones rake leaves
in the Shiloh National Cemetery in the morning.

Jessica Gertig (left), Cassie Harris (center background), and Heather Tobe (right)
gather leaves at the Confederate burial trenches in the afternoon.

Elizabeth Carls (left), Natalie Treece, Heather Tobe, and Professor Keith Bates stand by the podium of the Shiloh Meeting House, a Methodist church from which the battle gets its name.

Members of the Phi Alpha Theta delegation stand by a Shiloh battlefield cannon at the end of their afternoon tour. Professor Keith Bates kneels in the foreground. Behind him are: (left to right) Natalie Treece, Heather Tobe, Jennifer May, Jessica Gertig, Gayra Jones, Cassie Harris, Elizabeth Carls, and Dr. David Thomas.

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