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Get Inspired by a First Lady

The First Lady, Michelle Obama, encourages everyone to get out and #FindYourPark in this video. It’s an initiative led by the First Lady and former First Lady, Laura Bush! If we all set out to find our parks, we will start to notice that they are all around us! They provide us with a look at our heritage; natural, historical, and even cultural.  It’s true, our National Park Service sites cover so much more than the natural beauty of our country. Did you know the White House is even a National Park Service site? Beyond seeing the beauty of our parks, try and find yourself in the park; can you connect with the story? Can you feel a connection to that specific location?

Even though our First Lady doesn’t have to travel far to find her park (she lives in the White House!) she still makes it a point to get out to see other parks across the country. She even visited one of the National Park Service sites within Freedom’s Frontier! Back in May of 2014, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court Decision that outlawed racial segregation in schools, the First Lady came to visit Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka.

First Lady Michelle Obama tours the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka, Kan., May 16, 2014. Stephanie Kyriazis, Chief of Interpretation and Education, leads the tour. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

Michelle Obama at Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site.

Let’s follow the First Lady’s lead and get out and find our park! You can learn more about Freedom’s Frontier’s First Lady, Bess Truman, at the Harry S Truman National Historic Site.


This entry was posted on August 17, 2015 by in 9 and 99.


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