A favorite national park of many Americans is Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Established in 1872 as America’s first national park, Yellowstone is located in the upper northwest corner of Wyoming (3% of the park is in Montana and 1% is in Idaho), the majority of the world’s geysers are preserved here including the famous Old Faithful. The park is a mountainous wildland and home to grizzly bears, wolves, and herds of bison and elk.
It is also the core of one of the last natural ecosystems in the Earth’s temperate zone that boasts more than 300 geysers and 10,000 thermal features and has always been unique. The number of places you can go to in just one park is more than any other park in the world. There is a waterfall twice as tall as Niagara Falls and a canyon that is big and deep enough to behold the name “grand.”
We at the 59 Veterans Project feel a special kinship to Yellowstone National Park. This is because right next door to the park is Yellowstone National Cemetery and nearby Fort Yellowstone Army Cemetery–both where many of our military veterans are interred. Each of these are unique and reverent landmarks to visit in your trip to Yellowstone. Of interesting note: the Fort Cemetery was the site of 57 or 58 burials, from 1888 to 1957. They are U.S. Army soldiers and members of their families and civilian employees of the U.S. Army and members of their families. Twenty of the graves were moved to the Little Bighorn Battlefield near Crow Agency, Montana, on July 4-5, 1917.
As always, we love our national parks and wish to pay homage to our veterans. To learn more about Yellowstone National Park, you can visit this domain: http://www.yellowstonenationalpark.com/. And to learn about the 59 Veterans Project, please visit us on LinkedIn here: http://linkd.in/1xKYC7z.