America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America
Appalachian National Scenic Trail near the Tennessee-North Carolina border (NPS photo)
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America
Even if we can't gather in person, we can still honor those who gave their lives for our country. The National Park Service offers a Virtual Memorial Day service including 30 parks across 12 states and the District of Columbia.

https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1207/05-21-20-memorial-day-at-national-parks-with-in-park-and-virtual-programs.htm
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America
Kudos to National Park Obsessed, who has built a list of projected opening dates for all 62 national parks. If you’re heading out this summer, this might be a good starting point for your planning. (And don’t forget to take along your books!)

https://nationalparkobsessed.com/reopening-of-the-national-parks/?fbclid=IwAR1Mi-0aVVrkEfkK0B5PqWbupv7ma4QuFH72MCIr55M0R534NBrXLUXnlaE
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America
When you don't win a design contest, it's cool to lose to a book you had on your Christmas list.

Congratulations to "Atlas of the National Parks" by Jon Waterman, published by National Geographic, for winning the Illustrated Non-fiction Award in the Reading the West contest. "Fire Ghosts" by Patricia Galagan, Phillip Metcalf, and Craig Allen (George F. Thompson Publishing) took the silver. Links to both books and the other two books in our category are below.

Thank you to everybody who voted for us!

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Look for a new post almost every day. Regular features include:

  • A new National Park photo each Monday;
  • National Park birthdays;
  • News stories from the communities that love and protect their neighborhood national parks;
  • National news stories that affect our parks and the people who care for them;
  • Tidbits about acquisitions or fun stories on National Park Service units that may not be national parks;
  • Articles about environmental or ecological changes, both natural and humanmade, that are changing our parks;
  • Stories of where people find inspiration in national parks, whether it's personal revelations, career choices, or the idea to create a new National Parks font.

There are times when not everything is so rosy (see: federal shutdowns), but we work to keep it upbeat, because we know how incredibly awesome America's national parks are!

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