Monday, August 11, 2014

Gettsyburg's top Monuments Man honored

Lucas Flickinger, supervisor of the monument preservation branch at Gettysburg National Military Park, has been honored for his dedication to cultural resource management.

"He was nominated for creating innovative partnerships and establishing efficiencies that have eliminated an enormous work backlog," the park said in a press release last week. "Of special note were repairs made to two monuments that had been vandalized in 2006. Flickinger and his team sculpted a new arm for the 11th Massachusetts Infantry Monument and a new bronze head and rammer for the 4th New York Artillery Monument."

At Gettysburg National Military Park, caring for 1,300 monuments, markers and tablets and 410 artillery pieces requires a small, but dedicated, team of specialists.
Work on the vandalized 4th New York monument

“We are preserving America’s history and there needs to be a high quality of work,” Flickinger told the Civil War Picket in 2013.

Flickinger, maintenance employee of the year, received the National Park Service's northeast region 2013 Appleman-Judd-Lewis Award for excellence in cultural resource management.

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