National Parks Centenial

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National Parks Centenial

"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike." – John Muir

The creation of our National Parks System is one of the most important pieces of legislation in the last 100 years. The 58 distinct areas are set aside and preserved for their unmistakable beauty, unique wildlife, and incomparable habitat. Every park I’ve visited has left me in awe and filled me with national pride.

Remember, the work is not done! It’s not enough just to label these areas and occasionally visit. Many of our parks face extreme budget crises and are in desperate need of more support. The men and women of the NPS do outstanding work but are stretched thin. Always do what you can and support initiatives which help our parks.

Let’s all agree that the great Teddy Roosevelt had it right, "Of all the questions which can come before this nation, short of the actual preservation of its existence in a great war, there is none which compares in importance with the great central task of leaving this land even a better land for our descendants than it is for us."

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