CRM: The Journal of Heritage Stewardship (Summer 2007)

 

Cover image: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip marked the 62nd anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day) with a visit to the National World War II Memorial in Washington, DC. Accompanied by former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, former First Lady Barbara Bush, and National Park Service Director Mary A. Bomar, the Queen placed a wreath in honor of the 400,000 U.S. troops who died in the largest military conflict in history. In her remarks at the White House Arrival Ceremony, the Queen noted the "close and enduring associations with thrive between the United States and the United Kingdom at every level" and the common history that unites them across the Atlantic Ocean. That close association is personified by Mary Bomar, born in England and the first naturalized citizen to become Director of the National Park Service. (Kathy Kupper, photographer, May 8, 2007. Courtesy of the National Park Service Office of Public Affairs.)