The National Park Service doesn't just preserve the beautiful natural scenery of the United States. They also care for important historical and cultural monuments. Places like Yosemite National Park, the Statue of Liberty, the Grand Canyon, and Gettysburg National Military Park are all part of the National Park System.
Here in New Jersey, our National Parks run the gamut: from the mountains (the Appalachian Trail) to the beaches (the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail) to Revolutionary War sites (Washington's encampment at Morristown) to historic buildings (Ellis Island and Thomas Edison's home and labs).
I have so many memories of vacations and trips taken to National Park sites, like visiting Yosemite National Park in California while visiting my aunt... checking out the many historical sites in Washington D.C....
|Washington Monument and the National Mall|
and visiting sites in Boston.
|Old South Meeting House|