May 27, 2016
This year, honor the brave men and women who fight and have fought for our country by visiting national parks that are home to preserved historic sites, monuments and memorials dedicated to celebrating our military history. Visit the battleground of the Civil War’s bloodiest battle: Gettysburg National Military Park. Start at the National Park Service Museum and take trails throughout by hiking, horseback riding or cycling. Stop at Soldiers National Cemetery, the resting place for many Union soldiers. Visit Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve, home to six sites scattered across southern Louisiana. There are stories to be found at the Chalmette National Cemetery from the War of 1812, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors of the most controversial wars of the United States. Nonetheless, this memorial is dedicated of the 58,000 servicemen and women who gave their lives during the Vietnam conflict. Hundreds of thousands of people visit the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument in honor of the World War II. Take a moment this Memorial Day, and everyday, to thank those who have served. Feel free to post on social media using #FindYourPark and #EncuentraTuParque @GoParks.
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