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.
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.