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Release Date: August 23, 2016
Contact: Kelly Carroll
War in the Pacific National Historical Park Invites Everyone to #FindYourPark during the Centennial Birthday Month
Special Events in Guam and Across the U.S. Will Celebrate the National Park Service 100th Anniversary in August
Hagatna, Guam –The National Park Service invites visitors of all ages to join in the celebration of its 100th birthday throughout the month of August.With special events across the country, and free admission to all 412 national parks from August 25 through August 28, the NPS is encouraging everyone to #FindYourPark / #EncuentraTuParque for the centennial.
"August –our birthday month –will be a nationwide celebration of national parks, and we're inviting everyone to the party," said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis."We like to think that we look pretty good for 100, and with so many events and activities to commemorate this milestone, we hope all Americans will join us to celebrate the breathtaking landscapes and inspiring history in our nation's parks and public lands.Whether it is in a distant state or in your own community, there are hundreds of ways and places to find your park!"
War in the Pacific National Historical Park Special Event
In celebration of the National Park's 100th birthday, War in the Pacific would like to invite you to the special program "Night at the Museum:A History of the National Park Service" at 7:00 pm this Thursday, August 25 at the T. Stell Newman Visitor Center right outside the main gate to Naval Base Guam on Marine Corps Drive.
A sampling of additional events is available on the National Park Service website, and many more can be found at FindYourPark.com and EncuentraTuParque.com.
Find Your Park to Celebrate the Centennial
On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the act that created the National Park Service "to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for future generations."
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of that moment and to look ahead to the next 100 years, in early 2015 the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation launched the Find Your Park / Encuentra Tu Parque movement.Inspiring people from all backgrounds to celebrate and support America's national parks and community-based programs, #FindYourPark / #EncuentraTuParque invites people to discover and share their own unique connections to our nation's natural landscapes, vibrant culture, and rich history.
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 409 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Visit us at www.nps.gov, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nationalparkservice, Twitter at www.twitter.com/natlparkservice, and YouTube at www.youtube.com/nationalparkservice.