This year, the U.S. National Park Service is celebrating it’s 100th anniversary. I have visited a few National Parks, and I can say that it is an amazing experience!
The first National Park established was Yellowstone, in 1872. This set a huge precedent, establishing an area of land that is protected by the U.S. government. I have visited this park before, and the scenery was beautiful.Soon, many other parks were established, and today there are no less than 59 National Parks!
The National Park Service was created in 1916 by an act of Congress, and is an agency under the Department of the Interior. the NPS’s job is to preserve the parks and make them accessible to the public. If you wish to visit their website, click here.
Sometimes, looking out a window is not enough for people who want to explore this world! There is so much outside our doors, and many take it for granted. God’s creation is wonderful, and we should enjoy it!