“Though it is a solemn occasion, Memorial Day also reminds us of our good fortune,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. “It honors not only our fallen warriors, but the powerful conviction to which this nation owes so much. On this Memorial Day, we should be both inspired and grateful, and though it is a single day in a year of hundreds, its significance endures throughout time.”
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Rocky Mountain National Park
Photo by Beverly Burmeier
Jarvis reminds travelers to drive safely when vacationing this summer at national parks or elsewhere. “If you’re 30 minutes or half a day ‘off schedule’ don’t worry. We’ll be here when you arrive,” he says.
A good idea gets even better on June 21, when National park visitors can look forward to a day of free admission to all national parks (some are free year round). That's an especially good time to help preserve local history while participating in a variety of recreational opportunities.
For a list of summer activities in national parks please visit http://www.nps.gov
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