The US National Park Service celebrates it’s 100th birthday today!
Americans are justifiably proud that the U.S. created the world’s first National Park. It was a truly inspired concept which spread world-wide.
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to appreciate the foresight and sheer genius of the concept of National Parks. Most of my vacations are spent in them. My career is dependent upon their existence. And, more importantly, they are among the few places in the world that consistently fill me with a sense of peace and wonder.
Happy Birthday US National Park Service!
“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”
– William Shakespeare