The National Park System, whose diverse staff of employees makes up the National Park Service, oversees approximately 84 million acres of land that include the 59 national parks throughout the United States.
It is written that “Yellowstone National Park was the first national park in the United States. In 1872, there was no state government to manage it, so the federal government assumed direct control. Yosemite National Park began as a state park; the land for the park was donated by the federal government to the state of California in 1864 for perpetual conservation. Yosemite was later returned to federal ownership.”
As it is, the National Park Service will celebrate its centennial anniversary in 2016. The celebration will kick off on January 1, 2016 with the Pasadena Tournament of Roses and during the 2016 Rose Parade. The theme of the 2016 parade is slated to be “Find Your Adventure.”
Lots of veterans plan to be at the celebration, and all of us here at the 59 VETERANS PROJECT intend to share in the celebration and spend considerable time with our veterans teaching them 4D & 3D filmography and photography in the outdoor classrooms of our 59 national parks. We encourage veterans and everyone else to visit our website to learn more about our project and the various job positions we will need to fill and how everyone can become involved.
We are here: http://www.59veterans.com and can’t wait to meet you there and everywhere…along the trail!