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NPS Ranger Millie Jimenez with visitors to Grand Teton National Park

Por Millie Jiménez*

El Servicio de Parques Nacionales celebra su cumpleaños 99 y me emociona recordar cómo yo encontré mi parque y cómo ahora me dedico a ayudar a otros a que encuentren el suyo.

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SCA Centennial Volunteer Ambassador Jacob Breslin at Shenandoah National Park

“This year, as the funding deadline approached, the stress in our office was palpable.”

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I had an unconventional childhood. After my dad took a job that kept him on the road for months at a time, my parents decided we should join him so we could all be together. We bought a motorhome, began to homeschool, and hit the road – stopping at national parks along the way. We saw ancient forests, historic buildings, fascinating museums, national monuments, and dramatic landforms – all national parks. While I didn’t have much space of my own, traveling to these magical places allowed me to explore my greater backyard and make it my own. I learned that national parks belong to us all and their purpose is to conserve OUR history, OUR culture, and OUR landscapes.

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SCA Volunteers Gather for Veterans Day service in DC

SCA joined forces with Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens to celebrate Veterans Day this past weekend in Washington, DC. Over 130 volunteers of all ages came together to honor veterans who have risked their lives to protect America’s freedoms, continuing their legacy of service with hands-on volunteer work in their local community.

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SCA Intern Kathryn Averette and NPS Ranger K.C. Kirkman clean a headstone at Sharpsburg

SHARPSBURG — Sharpsburg may be a stone’s throw from the Antietam National Battlefield — the site of the bloodiest single-day battle in American history — but it’s the memorial stones in Town Square that are getting some much-needed attention.

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