Dedication of President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home NHS
DOI Photo by Tami Heilemann.
On April 16, 2011, former President Clinton, together with Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis and Congressman Mike Ross,formally dedicated the new President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site in Hope, Arkansas. Other program participants included, the Hope High School JazzCats, under the direction of Kevin Dunn, who performed before the ceremony and students from the Hope High School ROTC and William Jefferson Clinton Primary School in Hope who presented the colors and lead the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.
"We are very proud to include this important historical birthplace home within the National Park System and to interpret the story of President Clinton's early, small-town life for the American public," Secretary Salazar said. "President Clinton spent his first formative years in Hope and credits his family and the community with helping to shape his understanding of the world and influencing his development into the international statesman that he has become."
President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site is the 394th unit of the National Park Service.